IMPORTANT!

NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE / PHASED RE-OPENING

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

 

DIRECTIONS TO STRAFFORD COUNTY COMPLEX

From Portland via Portsmouth

Directions to County Complex

Take I-95 South to Portsmouth. In Portsmouth, take the Spaulding Turnpike, Route 16, to Exit 9, Dover/Somersworth. Go left at the end of the exit ramp at the set of lights onto the Indian Brook Road. Take a right at the set of lights at the end of this road, onto Sixth Street (Liberty Mutual will be straight ahead). Go one mile, take a left onto County Farm Road. Take this Road for one mile; you will see the Justice and Administration Building (Courthouse) on the right and the Rest Home/Jail/Alms House Complex on the left.

From Concord

Directions to County Complex

Take Route 4 to the Lee Traffic Circle. Go half way around circle back on to Route 4. Take first exit off Route 4 to Route 155. Take Left onto Route 155 and follow Route 155 to the Spaulding Turnpike North. Take Exit 9 off Spaulding Turnpike (first exit). Take a left off exit at lights; to next set of lights (Liberty Mutual across the road). Take a right onto Sixth Street Extension. Go one mile, take a left onto County Farm Road. Take this Road for one mile; you will see the Justice and Administration Building (Courthouse) on the right and the Rest Home/Jail/Alms House Complex on the left.

From Manchester

Directions to County Complex

Take Route 101 East to Route 125. Take Route 125 North to the Lee Traffic Circle. Take a right hand turn after the Mobil Station on Circle towards Route 4 (first exit). Take first exit off Route 4 to Route 155. Take Left onto Route 155 and follow Route 155 to the Spaulding Turnpike North. Take Exit 9 off Spaulding Turnpike (first exit). Take a left off exit at lights; to next set of lights (Liberty Mutual across the road). Take a right onto Sixth Street Extension. Go one mile, take a left onto County Farm Road. Take this Road for one mile; you will see the Justice and Administration Building (Courthouse) on the right and the Rest Home/Jail/Alms House Complex on the left.

 
From Boston

Directions to County Complex

From Logan Airport: The entrance and exit are a one-way, proceed out of airport. As you are leaving the airport, get on Route 1, North toward New Hampshire. Stay on Route 1 North for about 15 miles. Take Exit to Route 95 North to New Hampshire. Stay on 95 North until you enter New Hampshire, about 30 miles. About 10 miles after you cross the New Hampshire border, you will see signs for the Spaulding Turnpike, Route 16. This is a left-hand Exit at the fork in the highway. It says, to White Mountains, Route 16, Spaulding Turnpike. Go approximately 10 miles to Dover; take Exit 9 off Spaulding Turnpike. Go one mile, take a left onto County Farm Road. Take this Road for one mile; you will see the Justice and Administration Building (Courthouse) on the right and the Rest Home/Jail/Alms House Complex on the left.