About

The Circuit Court for Prince George's County is part of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland. The Seventh Circuit includes Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's Counties.

The Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams is the Administrative Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit and the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland. As County Administrative Judge, Judge Adams develops and implements short-term and long-term planning for the court, including facilities and personnel, and oversees daily operations. As Circuit Administrative Judge, she also coordinates and supervises the plans and operations of the County Administrative judges in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties.

In Maryland, the Circuit Court is the general jurisdiction trial court. Circuit Courts have exclusive original jurisdiction over jury trials in civil and criminal matters and non-jury trials in equity matters involving family law and other matters. In addition, the circuit court tries appeals from the District Court, either in new trials or by review of the record, and reviews proceedings before state and county administrative agencies.
  1. Mission & Vision

    Take a look at the mission and vision of the Circuit Court.

  2. Court Administration

    The Court Administrative Office supports the work of the judiciary through employees responsible for the daily operations and administrative functions of the Circuit Court.

  3. Clerk of the Court

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court is The Honorable Sydney J. Harrison. The Clerk’s Office is multifaceted and consists of four divisions: Civil, Criminal, Juvenile and Land Records.

  4. Getting to the Court

    Get directions to the various locations associated with the Circuit Court of Prince George's County.

  5. History

    Please take the time to view the diverse and rich history of the Circuit Court of Prince George's County.

  6. Inside the Courthouse

    The Prince George’s County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro now includes a three-winged building housing the Circuit and District Courts, additional offices and conference rooms on the first floor of the County Administration Building across Main Street, and a Courthouse Annex adjacent to the County Administration Building on Governor Oden Bowie Drive.

  7. Judges & Magistrates

    Take a look at all of the different types of judges and magistrates that represent the Circuit Court of Prince George's County.

  8. Jurisdiction

    Learn about the jurisdiction that is held by the Circuit Court.

  9. Security

    Get a breakdown of security notices within the Circuit Court of Prince George's County.

  10. Veterans Appreciation

    Each year, the Circuit Court for Prince George's County honors our veterans at the Annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony and Muster on the courthouse lawn