Howard County Circuit Courthouse

Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project

Courthouse Project

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball broke ground on the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse on June 24, 2019. The 238,000 square foot facility will be completed through a public-private partnership, the first for Howard County, and resolve deficiencies in the existing Courthouse, which was built 175 years ago and has numerous safety challenges that impact access to justice.  The new Courthouse is scheduled to be completed in July 2021.  While work is underway, questions and concerns about the construction process may be directed to:

Michael Cornell
Senior Superintendent / Site Supervisor
Clark Construction Group, LLC
7500 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland  20814-6133

Phone 301-272-8100



Howard County Circuit Courthouse Project Update Newsletter, Winter 2020


Webcam (updates every 10 minutes)


County Executive Ball Breaks Ground On New Circuit Courthouse

  • read the press release here
  • watch the video of the groundbreaking here

To read about the history of the Courthouse project, renderings and documents, click here.


Previous Updates

Progress update for week ending 12/11/2020

Circuit Court for Howard County - progress update for week ending 12/11/2020:

Work Performed:


  1. Continued Parking Garage electrical systems
  2. Continued electrical wiring / panelboards – Level 1 & 4
  3. Continued start-up of mechanical equipment
  4. Continued hanging drywall Area C – Level 1
  5. Continued finish drywall & prime paint – Level 1 & 4
  6. Continued point-up & finish paint – Level 2