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

State of

New Hampshire

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         Probation and Parole



of Corrections

The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections is to protect the public and offer offenders opportunities for self-improvement.  To meet this mission, Probation and Parole enforce court orders through monitoring, bail supervision and pre-sentence investigations.

Probation and Parole Officers will provide:

  • Strict supervision of court ordered offenders including monitoring, bail supervision and electronic monitoring;.
  • Enforcement of the conditions of probation and parole including but not limited to drug and rehabilitative home inspections, alcohol testing, curfews, and monitoring of all treatment programs;
  • Periodic contact with treatment providers to verify offender compliance; and
  • Swift and certain action for offender non-compliance.

Probation and Parole Officers may be contacted at:

Strafford County Justice & Administration Bldg.

259 County Farm Road

Dover,NH 03820

Telephone: (603) 742-6621

Fax: (603) 749-5907