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


Monitoring Equipment

Sentinel EM

SCCCP has recently switched out all of their monitoring equipment. The equipment is still leased from the monitoring company on a day to day basis. Clients are responsible to pay for the leasing fees to be on SCCCP. If a client cannot afford their fees then they will be allowed to do community service to pay for them. Any clients with a disability can be placed on a slide scale.

Electronic Monitor is used through the individual’s home phone line. It allows the individual to be given a scheduled curfew which enables them to go out and work, so they can still help support their families and attend any kind of counseling they might need. If the individual leaves their residence outside of the normal schedule, the monitoring company will notify SCCCP that the person has left their residence and broken their curfew.

Sentinel BART



BA/RT is our new alcohol monitoring equipment. The device is portable which allows defendant’s to take it with them through the day. The device alerts clients when to take a test through a series of beeps and flashing lights. While the defendant is taking their test an image is taken of them as well as a GPS location. If someone else takes the defendant’s test SCCCP is notified immediately

Sentinel GPS




Community Corrections also uses GPS supervision. An individual on the GPS unit has an electronic bracelet on, and their movements are tracked throughout the day. These individuals are also given a scheduled curfew, and if they do not return to their residence by the scheduled time, SCCCP will be alerted. If the individual has a no contact order with someone, or if they have domestic violence charge, we can prohibit the victim’s residence and place of employment; this way we are notified if the individual enters that area. The GPS reports all violations in real-time ensuring the fastest response possible.


Equipment Manager:

Jonathan Forcier, Community Supervision Sr. Case Manager

Phone:  603-749-0832 ext 5170

Fax:  603-740-2955