Rule 1.1. Relief from failure to comply.
Rule 1.1A. Computation and extension of time.
Rule 1.1B. Application.
Rule 1.2. Violation of rules.
Rule 1.3. Attorneys and Non-attorney Representatives.
Rule 1.3-A. Pleadings - copies to all parties.
Rule 1.4. Photographing, Recording and Broadcasting.
Rule 1.5. Interpreters.
Rule 1.6. Clerks office and judges chambers.
Rule 1.7. Argument of counsel.
Rule 1.8. Motions.
Rule 1.8-A. Continuances and postponements and motions for recusal.
Rule 1.8-B. Grounds for continuance.
Rule 1.9. [Repealed.]
Rule 1.10. [Repealed.]
Rule 1.11. Appeals to the Supreme Court.
Rule 1.12. Court sessions.
Rule 1.13. Disbursements.
Rule 1.14. Dockets.
Rule 1.15. Repealed, effective March 1, 1990.
Rule 1.16. Attendance of clerks.
Rule 1.17. Exhibits.
Rule 1.18. Repealed, effective September 1, 2008.
Rule 1.19. Sound Recordings of Proceedings.
Rule 1.20. Uniform Forms. [Repealed.]
Rule 1.21. Periodic Payments.
Rule 1.22. Formal proof of highway waived unless demanded.
Rule 1.23. Exceptions unnecessary.
Rule 1.24. Protection of children in sex-related cases.
Rule 1.25. Untimely-filed guardian ad litem reports.
Rule 1.26. Access to Confidential Records -- Fees and Notice.
Rule 1.27. Dismissal of Cases Pending Without Action.
Rule 1.28. Court fees.
See The New Hampshire Rules of Criminal Procedure.
CIVIL RULES, WITH THE EXCEPTIONS NOTED BELOW, APPLICABLE TO CASES FILED BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC FILING IN CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT DIVISION
NOTE: These rules apply only to cases commenced before the date electronic filing is implemented. Any cases filed on or after the date electronic filing is implemented in civil cases in the Circuit Court-District Division shall be governed by the Civil Rules Applicable to Cases Filed on or after the Implementation of Electronic Filing, including those cases in which the court grants an exception to electronic filing. Rules 3.23 (Interrogatories) and 3.26 (Depositions) of the Civil Rules Applicable to Cases Filed on or after the Implementation of Electronic Filing shall also apply to cases commenced before the date electronic filing is implemented.
Rule 3.1. Writs.
Rule 3.2. Entry of actions.
Rule 3.3. Court fees.
Rule 3.4. Attachment procedures (RSA 511-A).
Rule 3.5. Court records (dockets).
Rule 3.6. Appearance, general and special.
Rule 3.7. Specifications.
Rule 3.8. Amendments.
Rule 3.9. Third party practice.
Rule 3.10. Special pleas and brief statements.
Rule 3.11. Motions.
Rule 3.12. Sessions of Court-Continuances and postponements.
Rule 3.13. Settlement agreement.
Rule 3.14. Orders of notice.
Rule 3.15. Dismissal of old cases.
Rule 3.16. Admission of relevant facts, genuineness of documents and signatures.
Rule 3.17. Filing and withdrawing papers.
Rule 3.18. Paying money into court.
Rule 3.19. Agreement as to undisputed facts.
Rule 3.20. Procedure during trial.
Rule 3.21. Procedure after trial.
Rule 3.22. Trustees. [Repealed.]
Rule 3.23. Taxation of costs in civil proceedings.
Rule 3.24. Petition for approval of settlement on behalf of minors.
Rule 3.25. Dismissal for failure to appear.
Rule 3.26. Rendition of decision.
Rule 3.27. Ordering weekly payments on judgments.
Rule 3.28. District Court Civil Writ Mediation Rules.
CIVIL RULES APPLICABLE TO CASES FILED ON OR AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC FILING IN CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT DIVISION
I. General Principles
Rule 3.1. Scope, Purpose, Enforcement, Waiver and Substantial Rights
Rule 3.2. Computation of Time
Rule 3.3. Filing and Service
II. Commencement of Action
Rule 3.4. Preliminary Process
Rule 3.5. Case Structuring Order
III. Pleadings and Motions
Rule 3.6. Pleadings Allowed
Rule 3.7. Pleadings, Motions and Objections, General
Rule 3.8. Complaint
Rule 3.9. Answers; Defenses; Forms of Denials
Rule 3.10. Counterclaims, Cross-Claims and Third-Party Claims
Rule 3.11. Motions
Rule 3.12. Motions-Specific
Rule 3.13. Objections
Rule 3.13A. Reply and Surreply
IV. Parties and Their Representatives
Rule 3.14. Third Parties
Rule 3.15. Intervention
Rule 3.16. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.17. Appearance and Withdrawal
Rule 3.18. Counsel
Rule 3.19. Out-of-State Counsel (Admission Pro Hac Vice)
Rule 3.20. Non-attorney Representatives
Rule 3.21. General Provisions
Rule 3.22. Automatic Disclosures
Rule 3.23. Written Interrogatories
Rule 3.24. Production of Documents
Rule 3.25. Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
Rule 3.26. Depositions
Rule 3.27. Expert Witnesses
Rule 3.28. Requests for Admissions
Rule 3.28A. Medical Injuries and Special Damages
Rule 3.29. Discovery Motions
VI. Alternatives to Trial
Rule 3.30. Mediation
Rule 3.31. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.32. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.33. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.34. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.35. Trial Management Conference
Rule 3.36. Standing Trial Orders (Procedures)
Rule 3.37. Standing Trial Orders (Proof)
Rule 3.38. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.39. Settlements
Rule 3.40. Approval of Settlements: Minors
Rule 3.41. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.42. Default
Rule 3.43. Procedure After Trial
Rule 3.44. Verdict upon Negotiable Instrument
Rule 3.45. Taxation of Costs
Rule 3.46. Appeals and Transfers to Supreme Court
IX. Provisional and Final Remedies
Rule 3.47. Attachments
Rule 3.48. Reserved for Future Use
Rule 3.49. Security
Rule 3.50. Deposit in Court
Rule 3.51. Periodic Payments
Rule 3.52. Reserved for Future Use
SMALL CLAIMS ACTIONS
4.1. Filing Small Claim Complaint.
4.3. Responding to Small Claim Complaint or Counterclaim.
4.4. Pre-trial hearing.
4.5. Discovery and Rules of Evidence.
4.8. Motion for Reconsideration.
4.10. Periodic Payments.
4.11. Contempt (Following Payment Order).
4.12. Mediation and Agreements.
4.13. Securing Judgment.
LANDLORD AND TENANT ACTIONS
Rule 5.1. Landlord and Tenant Writ.
Rule 5.2. Return Day.
Rule 5.3. Entry of Actions.
Rule 5.4. Failure to Answer.
Rule 5.5. Appearance, Setoff and Counterclaims.
Rule 5.6. Discovery and Continuances.
Rule 5.7. Writ of Possession and Judgment.
Rule 5.8. Damages.
Rule 5.9. Notice Form.
Rule 5.10. Post Trial Motions and Appeals.
Rule 5.11. Dismissal of Appeals.
Rule 5.12. Dismissal of Writs After Sixty Days.
TOWN ORDINANCE VIOLATION RULES
Rule 6.1 [Who may issue Local Ordinance Citation and Summons]
Rule 6.2 [Service of Citation and Summons]
Rule 6.3 [Filing of Citation and Summons with court prior to arraignment]
Rule 6.4 [Defendant may plead by mail or may appear in court on date of arraignment]
Rule 6.5 [Court may refuse plea by mail and may impose fine or penalty other than that stated in local ordinance citation]
Rule 6.6 [Service of additional local ordinance citations without giving additional written notice]
Rule 6.7 [Limitations on the application of these rules]
District Division Forms are available on the Judicial Branch Website. Either click on the following link (District Division Forms), or return to the Judicial Branch home page, click on "District Court" in the menu on the left side of the page, and then click on "Forms" in the menu on the left side of that page. To return to the Judicial Branch home page, click on return.
NOTE: The rules as published herein are subject to revisions promulgated from
time to time by the New Hampshire Supreme Court and published in the New
Hampshire Bar News.
See Supreme Court Rules 1 and 51.