IMG 0567Welcome to the Circuit Court for Kent County!


In Maryland, the Circuit Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. This means that the Circuit Court for Kent County handles a wide variety of cases, including: serious civil and criminal cases, family law, matters involving juveniles, and appeals from the District Court and certain administrative agencies.

One of the fundamental aspects of a free and just society is a fair and impartial judicial system. The Circuit Court for Kent County is committed to this principle. We also strive to ensure a courteous and professional atmosphere for everyone having business in the courthouse.

If you need information about a particular case or are interested in learning more about the judicial system, please feel free to contact us.



Harris P. Murphy

County Administrative Judge


The Honorable Harris P. Murphy - Bio