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


259 County Farm Rd

Suite 202

DOVER NH 03820

Phone:   603-742-1741

Fax:   603-749-5130 

Catherine Berube, REGISTER 

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The Strafford County Registry of Deeds is the land records office for the three cities and ten towns which comprise Strafford County. This office has been in operation since the early 1700's when it was created to facilitate the registering of documents related to property ownership and making those documents accessible to the public. Strafford County became one of the original five Counties on April 29, 1769 by an Act of the General Assembly and with the consent of King George III. One of the main reasons for the creation of Strafford County was to make Alegal services, especially the registering of property ownership and recording of deeds and other transactions, be made more accessible.