If the proceedings are scheduled on a day when the circuit court unexpectedly closes, a notice from the assignment office will be sent to all parties involved in the case with the date and time postponed from the court. Please note: The decision to close or delay the opening of the Montgomery County Circuit Court is made by the county administrative judge and does not follow the decisions of the Montgomery County Government or Montgomery County Public Schools. When deciding on emergency closure, the judge is aware that the court is subject to a heavy workload and can be very disruptive to litigants, witnesses, victims and others if a court or judicial secretariat is evacuated, closed or delayed unnecessarily. Therefore, every effort is made to comply with normal business hours, unless a delayed opening or closing is absolutely necessary. More information for jurors on emergency closures can be found on the jury office home page. If the opening or closing of the District Court is delayed due to weather conditions or another emergency event, the following resources will transmit the information: If it is necessary to delay the opening of the courthouse due to unforeseen events, i.e. bad weather conditions or any other emergency that may arise, please follow these court scheduling procedures: All procedures scheduled for the day will continue in the order in which they were scheduled, but cases will be completed with some delay. For example, if the start time of the court is delayed by two hours, cases scheduled for 8:30, 9:00 or 9:30 a.m. will be heard at 10:00 a.m. and cases scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
will be reached once the previously scheduled cases have been completed. Despite the delay in obtaining cases, do not assume that if your case is scheduled for 10:00 am. You should arrive two hours later, as your case may be reached at the scheduled standard time, depending on the waybill.