- State Agencies in Harford County
State Agencies in Harford County
The clerk of the Circuit Court is a locally elected state official with responsibilities established and regulated by the laws of Maryland and Rules of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Since 1658, the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court has provided citizens of Maryland with a variety of essential services.
The jurisdiction of the court includes all landlord-tenant cases, replevin actions, motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors and certain felonies.
The Harford County Board of Elections administers and conducts fair and impartial elections for Harford County and its municipalities; educates the citizens about the voter registration and election processes; encourages eligible voters to register and participate in the process; ensures that voter registration and election processes are accessible and convenient for all voters; maintains the integrity of the voter rolls and the election process by adhering to the constitutions, statutes and regulations of the United States and the State of Maryland; and that all services conform to the policies and procedures established by the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Harford County Public Library
Founded in June 1945, the Harford County Public Library today has 11 branches, two outreach vehicles and an administrative headquarters to provide reading opportunities for Harford residents.
Harford County Public Schools
Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) is dedicated to providing a quality instructional program to all students.
Harford County Health Department is the local operating arm of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) in Harford County and is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of preventive health care, clinical services, and environmental health services to citizens living in Harford County.
The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. collects, preserves, promotes, and interprets the rich and diverse history of the Harford County area in its regional context from prehistoric origins to the present for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.
The jury commissioner is responsible for summoning citizens of Harford County to serve jury duty.
Register of Wills
The Register of Wills is responsible for appointing personal representatives to administer decedents’ estates and for overseeing the proper and timely administration of these proceedings.
In partnership with our communities, we strive to preserve the peace and provide for a safe environment for all.
The local department of social services, funded by state government, administers public assistance programs for low-income Marylanders and those suffering economic hardships.
The State's Attorney's Office is primarily responsible for investigating and prosecuting criminal cases at the trial level. The state's attorneys work with police in developing cases, presentations to the Grand Jury and trial of cases in the circuit, district or juvenile court.