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Howard County, Maryland
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This page lists public record sources in Howard County, Maryland. Additional resources can be found on our Maryland State Public Records page, on city pages, and on topic pages.

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County Info
Howard County, Maryland Home Page
General information about Howard County
Population: 266,738
Area: 252 sq. miles
County Seat: Ellicott City
Area Code(s): 301 410
Time Zone: Eastern

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Maryland Court Records and other Resources
Links to state and local court records, general Maryland court information, directory of courts, and online resources for courts in Maryland.

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Court Directory and Court Records Info
Directory of court locations in Howard County, Maryland. Includes local links to searching court records, dockets, legal research, self help, and more.

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Property Tax Search and Pay Property Taxes
Search Howard County real property tax records by address or parcel ID and pay property taxes online.
Tax Assessor and Tax Sales
Howard County Government Department of Finance
George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive, 2nd Floor, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (410) 313-2195

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Property Search
Search Maryland property tax and assessment records by county and address or parcel number.

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Recorder of Deeds, Marriage Licenses and Marriage Records
Howard County Clerk of the Circuit Court,
The Thomas Dorsey Building
8360 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (410) 313-2111

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Statewide Land Records
Search Maryland recorded land records by county through a free registration.

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Birth and Death Records
View information about obtaining Howard County birth and death certificates including fees.

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Business Licenses
View information about Howard County business licenses.

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Howard County census information summary
Howard County statistics for population, ethnicity, housing, geography and businesses. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Utility Contractors
View a list of utility contractors licensed by Howard County, as well as utility contractor registration information.

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Crime Bulletin
View Howard County Police Department's daily crime bulletins by date from 2012 to present.

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Crime Mapping
Search Howard County interactive crime map by address.

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Police Reports
View information about requesting a Howard County existing crime report, existing vehicle accident report, or a 911 recording.

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Police News
View Howard County Police Department news releases by date from 2010 to present.

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Crime Statistics
View Howard County Police Department's crime statistic reports.

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Department Directory
View Howard County department phone directory.

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Tax Sales
View Howard County tax sale information, current property listings, and results of prior sale.

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Library Databases
Search Howard County library databases, including genealogy, newspapers, magazines, health, career, history, and general reference. A Howard County Public Library card is required to access these databases.

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Genealogy Records Search
Search Howard County genealogy records including newspapers, and more.

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GIS Maps
View interactive and static GIS maps of Howard County, including aerial photography, development plans, neighborhood, polling locations, census data, food service inspections, preservation easements, crime statistics, geodetic survey control, and traffic counts maps.

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Jail and Inmate Records
Search Howard County jail and inmate records through Vinelink.
Sheriff and Jail
Howard County Sheriff and Jail
8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone (410)313-2150
Jail Phone: (410) 313-5200

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Inmate Records
Search Maryland Department of Public Safety inmate locator by name.

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Government Jobs
View Howard County government job openings and apply online.

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Code of Ordinances
Search or view Howard County code of ordinances, enacted March 5, 2014.

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Current Legislation
View Howard County Council current legislation by legislation number including summary.

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Archived Legislation
Search Howard County Council archived legislation by year, keyword or title.

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Marriage Licenses and Marriage Records
View information about obtaining a Howard County marriage license and marriage certificates including certified copy application and Court performed ceremonies.

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Marriage Licenses and Marriage Records
View information about obtaining a Talbot County marriage license and certified copies of marriage certificates including Clerk performed ceremonies.

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Food Service Inspections
Search Howard County food service inspection results by establishment name, city, zip code, or type.

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Permit Reports
View Howard County monthly issued permit reports from 2006 to present.

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Online Permitting System
Search Howard County building permits, fire permits, and contractor licenses. Registration is required.

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Electronic Plan Submission
Submit Howard County development and environmental concept plan applications online. Registration is required.

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Planning and Zoning Reports
View Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning publications and reports, including construction reports, development monitoring system reports, and statistical reports.

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Sex Offenders
Search for Maryland registered and non-compliant sex offenders by name, zip code, or through interactive mapping application.

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Traffic Accident Reports
Search Howard County traffic accident reports by report number and last name of involved party, or last name of involved party and date of incident.

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Agendas, Journals and Meeting Minutes
View Howard County Council meeting agendas, journals, and meeting minutes by date.

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View Howard County current bid solicitations by bid number including bid opening date.

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Bid Results
View Howard County bid results by bid number.

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Meeting Videos
View Howard County Council meeting videos by date including audios from 2009 to present.

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Driver and Vehicle Record Search
Search Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration service to access a driver's license history or motor vehicle information record. Search records for a fee through registration.

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Voter and Election Information
View Howard County voter registration and election information including absentee ballots information.

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Election Results and Election Reports
View Howard County 2004 to current election results, precinct voter count reports, street files report, and voter registration statistic reports.

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Polling Locations
View Howard County polling locations by district, or search polling locator map.

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Most Wanted Fugitives
View Howard County Sheriff's most wanted fugitives by name including photos, last known address and charges.

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