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 (

                                                                        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 2021:


New Year’s Day                            Friday, January 1, 2021

President's Day                              Monday, February 15, 2021

Memorial Day                               Monday, May 31, 2021

Independence Day                         Monday, July 5, 2021 (observed)

Labor Day                                     Monday, September 6, 2021

Columbus Day                              Monday, October 11, 2021

Veterans' Day                                Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thanksgiving Day                         Thursday, November 25, 2021

Christmas  Day                             Friday, December 24, 2021 (observed)

New Year’s Day                            Friday, December 31, 2021 (observed)


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 18, 2021

Day After Thanksgiving                Friday, November 26, 2021

Christmas Eve             Thursday, December 23, 2021 (observed)