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Strafford County Family Divisions

Straffford County has two Family Divisions:

1. 7th Circuit - Family Division - Dover
2. 7th Circuit - Family Division - Rochester at Strafford County Building

NH CIRCUIT COURT
7th Circuit - Family Division – Dover

25 St. Thomas St.
Dover, NH 03820

Justice: Hon. Robert J. Foley
Hearing Officer: Sheri Colligan
Circuit Clerk: Suzanne R. Doyle
Deputy Clerk: Maryann Palmer
Associate Clerk: David Wajda
Phone: 1-855-212-1234 for calls from US or Canada (Calls from outside US or Canada call 603-410-0296)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Jurisdiction: Cities of Dover and Somersworth, and towns of Durham, Rollinsford, Lee, and Madbury

Directions

From the north: Take Interstate 93 South to Exit 15E (Bypass Interstate 393) about 3 miles to Route 4. Take Route 4 East to Route 155. Follow Route 155 approximately 6-7 miles into Dover and you will be on Silver Street. Go to the second traffic light and take a left onto Locust Street. Go about half a mile to the fork in the road and bear left onto Chestnut Street. The court is the first building on the left and parking is behind the building.

From Rochester: Take Spaulding Turnpike to Exit 8E (Silver Street). Go to the second traffic light and take a left onto Locust Street. Go about half a mile to the fork in the road and bear left onto Chestnut Street. The court is the first building on the left and parking is behind the building.

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NH CIRCUIT COURT
7th Circuit – Rochester Family Division - Dover
William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building, Suite 302
259 County Farm Road
Dover, NH 03820

Justice: Hon. Robert J. Foley
Hearing Officer: Sheri Colligan
Circuit Clerk: Suzanne R. Doyle
Deputy Clerk: Maryann Palmer
Associate Clerk: David Wajda
Phone: 1-855-212-1234 for calls from US or Canada (Calls from outside US or Canada call 603-410-0296)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Jurisdiction: City of Rochester and the towns of Barrington, Milton, New Durham, Farmington, Strafford, and Middleton.

Directions

From downtown Dover: Take Sixth Street North past Liberty Mutual. Take a left onto County Farm Road. The courthouse is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right, in an open field.

From Somersworth: Take High Street/Route 9 towards Dover. Travel through Weeks' Crossing and over Spaulding Turnpike towards Sixth Street. Take a right onto Sixth Street. Travel on Sixth Street for approximately 1 mile. Take a left onto County Farm Road. The courthouse is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right, in an open field.

From points north: Take Route 16/Spaulding Turnpike South, through tollbooth in Rochester to Exit 9 (Dover/Somersworth). At stoplight at the end of the ramp take a left onto Sixth Street Extension. At next light take a right onto Sixth Street. Travel on Sixth Street for approximately 1 mile. Take a left onto County Farm Road. The courthouse is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right, in an open field.

From Maine or Massachusetts: Take Interstate 95 towards Portsmouth, and exit onto the Spaulding Turnpike. Travel North on Spaulding Turnpike through Dover tollbooth to Exit 9 (Dover/Somersworth). On exit ramp, bear left to a stoplight. Turn left at light onto Sixth Street Extension. Travel over the highway and through another stoplight. At next light turn right onto Sixth Street. (There are signs along the way directing you to the courthouse). Travel on Sixth Street for approximately 1 mile. Take a left onto County Farm Road. The courthouse is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right, in an open field.

From Concord: Take Route 4 East. At stoplight in Northwood, take a left onto Route 202/Route 9. Stay on Route 9 (Route 202 splits off towards Rochester) for approximately 9 miles to a stoplight in Barrington near Calef's General Store. Travel through the stoplight and continue on Route 9 until you reach the intersection with Route 155 in Dover. At the light take a left. Get on the Spaulding Turnpike North. Take Exit 9 (Dover/Somersworth). Bear left on exit ramp to a stoplight. Turn left at light onto Sixth Street Extension. Travel over the highway and through another stoplight. At next light, turn right onto Sixth Street. (There are signs along the way directing you to the courthouse). Travel on Sixth Street for approximately 1 mile then take a left onto County Farm Road. The courthouse is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right, in an open field. Shortcut from Concord (will save you 5-10 minutes): From stoplight near Calef's in Barrington, continue on Route 9 for another 3 miles. Take a left after Madbury Reservoir onto French Cross Road. At the end take a right onto Tolend Road. After approximately ½ mile, take a left onto Watson Road. At the end, take a left onto County Farm Road. Courthouse is approximately a mile down the road on the right, in an open field.

From Manchester: Take Route 101 East. Take Exit 7 at Epping onto Route 125 North. From Route 125 look for a blinking yellow light at intersection with Route 155. Take a right onto Route 155. Stay on Route 155 through Lee (watch closely for route signs, since there are a few quirky turns) and Madbury and Dover. Eventually you will come to the Spaulding Turnpike, just after a stoplight at the intersection of Route 155 and Route 9. Get on the Spaulding Turnpike North. Take Exit 9 (Dover/Somersworth). On exit ramp bear left to a stoplight. Turn left at light onto Sixth Street Extension. Travel over the highway and through another stoplight. At the next light turn right onto Sixth Street. (There are signs along the way directing you to the courthouse)Travel on Sixth Street for approximately 1 mile the take a left onto County Farm Road. The Courthouse is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right, in an open field.

From the west: Take the easiest route to Manchester or Concord and follow directions from there.

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