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


Seal Strafford

Strafford County Commissioners

Strafford County William A. Grimes Justice and Administration Building
259 County Farm Road   ●   Suite 204   ●   Dover, New Hampshire 03820
603.742.1458    ●    603.743.4407 (fax)    ●    Strafford County Home Page
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dear Web Reader:

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the new Strafford County Website. This is an integrated Website, which allows each County Department to independently update their section. We are proud to lead the Strafford County Team. While there is a lot more to our County than what is articulated on this Website, what you see is an indication of what we are accomplishing. If you have any suggestions for improving this Website, or if you have any questions about what you have read or what is not recorded, please send us an e-mail. We look forward to “seeing” on the Web!

Very truly yours,

George M

George Maglaras, Chairman

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Robert J. Watson

Vice Chairman

Deanna Rollo

Deanna Rollo, Clerk