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Howard County Register of Wills Office

The Honorable Byron E. Macfarlane, Register

Address Circuit Courthouse
9250 Judicial Way, Suite 1100
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Operating Hours8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
We are closed weekends and State Holidays
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Please note that we cannot accept filings through email.

Important Information

BEFORE YOU VISIT: Before visiting the office, please call and speak with a staff member. We will walk you through our procedures and make sure you are aware of all the documents we’ll need to help you.


  • Click HERE for directions to the office.
  • Click HERE to find public transportation options that may be available to you.

PARKING: Parking in the courthouse garage is free for the first hour, then $0.75 per hour, with a maximum charge of $6.00 per day.

SECURITY: All visitors to the courthouse must pass through security scanners.

CLOSINGS: We are closed on weekends, state holidays, and sometimes due to inclement weather.

  • Click HERE to view the state holiday schedule.
  • Click HERE for inclement weather closings and delays.



For A Historical List Of Howard County
Registers Of Wills
(MD State Archives Link)
Click Here