IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING RE-OPENING

EFFECTIVE Monday June 28, 2021

The Strafford County Courthouse building will be open to the public.

For the purposes of preventing the spread of COVID-19, all persons entering the building should:

  • Self-screen for COVID-19 signs and symptoms. If anyone reports symptoms they should not enter the building.
    • Business should be conducted in a remote manner, if/when possible.
  • Anyone reporting household contact to someone with COVID-19 (in the past 14 days) should not enter the building.
    • Business should be conducted in a remote manner, if/when possible.
  • In accordance with the New Hampshire Judicial Branch (NHJB), unvaccinated people should continue to wear a face covering although they are not required to. Applicable to all areas of the Strafford County Courthouse.
    • Face coverings should be encouraged, NOT enforced.
  • Vaccination status is an honor system.
    • DO NOT ask others about vaccination status;
    • Face coverings offered to everyone;
    • It is the choice of the individual to wear a face covering.
      • Operations such as Probation/Parole, Community Corrections, etc. will operate under their own authority regarding inquiry of vaccination status.
    • Electronic/Remote means to conduct business are still encouraged; however, business may be conducted in person.
    • Social Distancing and Hand Hygiene are encouraged but not enforced.

For specific information related to Court Operations such as: media coverage, jury trial protocols, electronic services, etc.

Please refer to the NHJB webpage with important information about the response to COVID-19. New Hampshire Judicial Branch - COVID-19 Update and Resources page (state.nh.us)

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

         County Administrator

 

Payment Options

Clients must discuss the payment options that are available for their program with their Case Manager.  Not all payment options are accepted for all programs.  Restrictions may apply.

 

Monetary Options

You have the option of paying your supervision fees with either cash or using a money order made payable to:  Strafford County.  The office will not be able to change, so exact cash payments are required.  Under no circumstances will personal checks be accepted.

 Credit Card

Strafford County now accepts payments in the form of a credit card.  Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are the only accepted credit cards.  Picture ID must be presented in order for payment to be processed.  No Exceptions.  Phone payments are not accepted. 

Job Search Option (some restrictions may apply)

If you are looking for a job, or currently have a job and would like to look for some other form of work, you may fill out a Job Search Sheet.  For every completed sheet (10 job applications) you will be given $80 credit towards your supervision fee balance.  This form is available in the lobby waiting area, and with your case manager.

Community Work Program Option (some restrictions may apply)

You have the option to work off your fees by doing community service with the Community Work Program.  For each day worked, you will receive $80 credit towards your supervision fees.

Outside Community Service Option (some restrictions may apply)

If you are unable to do the Work Program, you have the option of finding your own community service with any non-profit agency.  You must obtain the information about the agency and get approval from your Case Manager before starting to work for them in order to get credit.  If prior approval is not obtained, there will be no guarantee that you will be given credit to your fees.  You will be given a $10 credit for every hour worked.  You must complete an Outside Community Service sheet and have it signed by the Supervisor of the non-profit agency, and your Community Corrections Case Manager before you will be given credit.  These forms are available in the lobby waiting room and with your Case Manager.

Donation Option (some restrictions may apply)

The Community Corrections Office works with local agencies to provide donations for those families in need.  During designated times of the year, you can donate non-perishable food items which are donated to the local food pantry, or pet food and supplies are donated to the local animal shelter, and/or you can donate toys for the Toys For Tots organization.

For unexpired non-perishable food donations, you will be given a credit towards your supervision fees for every item.  The amount is determined by either a receipt provided by you, or by the size and amount of the items.

For toy donations, the toy must be a new, unused and unwrapped.  In order to get credit towards your balance, you must provide a receipt of some form listing the value of the item.

Used Toy Donations (some restrictions may apply)

If you have used toys in good/clean condition, and can find a non-profit agency who will accept the toys, you will be given credit towards your fees.  The requirement for credit towards fees is to provide a letter from the agency that accepted the toys listing the amount/value donated.  That amount will in turn be credited to your balance.

 

Program Contact Information:

All Clients Must Contact Their Assigned Case Manager Regarding the Details of Each Option.

If You Are Not a Client, Please Use The “Program Contact Information”  Section For Details About These Options.