CARROLL COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Carroll County was formed in 1837 from Baltimore and Frederick Counties (Chapter 256, Acts of 1835; confirmed by Chapter 19, Acts of 1836, which was passed January 19, 1837). The County was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), Revolutionary War statesman and a Maryland signer of Declaration of Independence.

Population (1990 Census): 123,372
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat: Westminster, MD 21157


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Executive Branch

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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Richard T. Yates (R), President (chosen by Board in December, 4-year term), 1998
W. Benjamin Brown (R), Vice-President (chosen by Board in December, 4-year term), 1998
Donald I. Dell (R), Secretary (chosen by Board in December, 4-year term), 1998

Meetings: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

County Office Building, Room 300
225 North Center St.
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 386-2044
(410) 386-2085
e-mail:
maggymac@ccpl.carr.lib.md.us
fax: (410) 848-0003


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Richard T. Yates (R), President (chosen by Board in December, 4-year term), 1998
(410) 386-2044

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Licensing
Planning
Public Safety
Recreation


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY

RECREATION


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (3 Judges):
Raymond E. Beck, Sr., County Administrative Judge (chosen by Circuit Administrative Judge), 2005

Luke K. Burns, Jr., Chief Judge, 2011
Francis M. Arnold, Associate Judge, 2007

(410) 386-2616

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (2 Judges):
JoAnn M. Ellinghaus-Jones, Associate Judge, 2001
Marc G. Rasinsky, Associate Judge, 2006

Courthouse Annex
55 North Court St.
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-2146
(410) 876-1033

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Dorothy V. Utz (R), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Walter T. Haines, Jr. (R), Judge, 1998
Albert W. Selby (R), Judge, 1998

Courthouse Annex, Room 104
55 North Court St.
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-2586

Maryland Counties


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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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