EFFECTIVE Monday May 24, 2021

Effective Monday May 24, 2021 the Strafford County Courthouse will be phasing in reopening to the public. The building remains 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 updated May 14, 2021;
  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel; and
  • Individuals who need to conduct business with the Registry of Deeds.

For those entering the Courthouse, you are asked to conduct a self-assessment of COVID-19 risk factors to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel. Questions are posted at the entrance to the building. If you can answer yes to the questions, please do not enter the building.

Face Coverings are required throughout the building. If you do not have your own, please obtain one from the court security team at the entrance. Social distancing continues to be encouraged.

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


State of

New Hampshire

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         Probation and Parole



of Corrections

The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections is to protect the public and offer offenders opportunities for self-improvement.  To meet this mission, Probation and Parole enforce court orders through monitoring, bail supervision and pre-sentence investigations.

Probation and Parole Officers will provide:

  • Strict supervision of court ordered offenders including monitoring, bail supervision and electronic monitoring;.
  • Enforcement of the conditions of probation and parole including but not limited to drug and rehabilitative home inspections, alcohol testing, curfews, and monitoring of all treatment programs;
  • Periodic contact with treatment providers to verify offender compliance; and
  • Swift and certain action for offender non-compliance.

Probation and Parole Officers may be contacted at:

Strafford County Justice & Administration Bldg.

259 County Farm Road

Dover,NH 03820

Telephone: (603) 742-6621

Fax: (603) 749-5907