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

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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