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


Seal Strafford

 The William A. Grimes Strafford County Justice and Administration Building will be closed

on the following Holidays for 2020:


New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

President's Day: Monday, February 17, 2020

Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020

Independence Day: Friday, July 3, 2020

Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020

Columbus Day: Monday, October 12, 2020

Veterans' Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christmas: Friday, December 25, 2020

New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1, 2021


The Justice and Administration Building will be open for business on the following days,

although some offices in the building may be closed on these days:


Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20, 2020, 2019

Day After Thanksgiving: Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24, 2020