The New Hampshire Courts Response to COVID-19
The New Hampshire Judicial Branch remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our courts (Supreme, Superior, and Circuit) are processing cases during this time and the courthouses are open for limited in-person hearings. To protect the staff and the public, access to courthouses and clerks’ offices continues to be limited through February 1 per Amended Emergency Orders.
See What to Know before Coming to a New Hampshire Courthouse for detailed information on:
- In-person access
- Media Access
- Face coverings requirements
- Use of e-filing or drop boxes
- Required 14-day quarantine for litigants, lawyers, and visitors traveling from out of New England
- Keeping courthouses clean and safe during COVID-19 (Video)
- Public access to jury trials
- Video Webex Hearings
Call: For questions related to Superior Court or Circuit Court cases, please call 1-855-212-1234. For questions related to Supreme Court, please contact the clerk’s office at (603) 271-2646.
Updates on current operations: For the latest orders governing proceedings in each court, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions and the resumption of jury trials, see the NHJB COVID-19 Response page.
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- As of January 1, 2021 -- to implement law and practice changes, the Circuit Court is providing several new forms in Adoption, Juvenile matters, and Landlord and Tenant cases
- New Hampshire Superior Court Cancels Remaining Jury Trials for December
Due to Rising COVID Rates and Ventilation Concerns
- New Hampshire Superior Court Cancels Jury Trials for the Month of January in Four Counties Due to Rising COVID Concerns and Ventilation Constraints
- New Hampshire Superior Court Limits Livestream of Jury Trials
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