Effective Friday, January 01, 2021, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator



                         Sexual Assault Support Services

                                      7 Junkins Avenue

                                 Portsmouth  NH  03801

                             Office Line:  (603) 436-4107

                            Crisis Line:  1 (800) 747-7070


                            New Hampshire Legal Assistance

                                      Simeon Smith House

                                154 High Street, P.O. BOX 778

                                 Portsmouth  NH  03802-0778

                                  Telephone:  (603) 431-7411

                                           1 (800) 334-3135



                                State of New Hampshire

                      Dept. of Children, Youth & Families

                                Rochester District Office

                          150 Wakefield Street, Suite #22

                             Rochester  NH  03867-1309

                             Telephone:  (603) 332-9120

                                     1 (800) 862-5300

                                   Fax:  (603) 332-8984


                  N.H. Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence 

                                              P.O. BOX 353

                                    Concord  NH  03302-0353

                                   Office Line:  (603) 224-8893

                                        Fax:  (603) 228-6096




                                                                                                   A Legal Handbook

                                                                                         for Women in New Hampshire


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                                                                                        the New Hampshire Commission

                                                                                              on the Status of Women