About the Clerk - Scott Poyer

Scott Poyer was elected Clerk of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in 2018. He took office on December 1, 2018 and brought over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety.

He is a member of the Conference of Circuit Court Clerks and the Maryland Circuit Court Clerks' Association. He is also an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Court Management (MAACM). Mr. Poyer serves on several statewide committees to benefit the Maryland Court system and Anne Arundel County residents including the Non-Case Record Technology Subcommittee, and the Language Access Subcommittee.

As a former Coast Guard Officer and Federal employee for over 30 years, Mr. Poyer has dedicated his life to public service. His priority as Clerk is to serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County. His goal is to ensure that his office provides accurate and knowledgeable information in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner.

Mr. Poyer and his wife have lived in Annapolis for over 25 years. Their two children attended Anne Arundel County Public Schools and graduated from Annapolis High School. He is active in his community association and volunteers as a Reserve Officer with the Anne Arundel County Police.

About the Office of the Clerk of the Court

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County is a public institution rich in tradition and history of the State of Maryland. The Clerk of Court is one of the oldest public offices in our state and dates back as far as 1658 to the first Maryland settlement. The duties of the judges at the state trial court level were so compelling that the Clerk's Office was established as an independent keeper of the records and to maintain the integrity of the records in a safe and impartial manner; and in doing so, to serve the people. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected Constitutional officer of the State of Maryland.


The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County provides fair, equitable and accessible justice for everyone.


The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County advances justice for all who come to the Clerk's Office. We are an efficient, innovative and accessible office that works collaboratively with justice partners to serve the people of Anne Arundel County with integrity and transparency.