IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 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

 

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.