Superior Court


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Town Address Phone # TTY #
Alfred Mailing: P.O. Box 160, Alfred, ME 04002-0160
Physical: 45 Kennebunk Road, Alfred, ME 04002
(207) 324-5122 711 Maine Relay
Auburn Mailing: P.O. Box 3660, Auburn, ME 04212-3660
Physical: 2 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 330-7500 711 Maine Relay
Augusta 1 Court Street, Suite 101, Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-2800 711 Maine Relay
Bangor 78 Exchange Street, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 561-2300 711 Maine Relay
Bath Mailing: 101 New Meadows Road, West Bath, ME 04530
Physical: 752 High Street, Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-9733 711 Maine Relay
Belfast Mailing: 103 Church Street, Belfast, ME 04915
Physical: 137 Church Street, Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-1940 711 Maine Relay
Caribou 144 Sweden Street, Caribou 04736 (207) 498-8125 711 Maine Relay
Dover-Foxcroft 159 East Main Street, Suite 21, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 (207) 564-2240 711 Maine Relay
Ellsworth 50 State Street, Suite 2, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-7176 711 Maine Relay
Farmington Mailing: 129 Main Street, Suite 1, Farmington, ME 04938
Physical:
140 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-3346 711 Maine Relay
Farmington UCD Mailing: 129 Main Street, Suite 1, Farmington, ME 04938
Physical:
140 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938 or
129 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-2119 711 Maine Relay
Houlton Mailing: 144 Sweden Street, Caribou, ME 04736
Physical: 26 Court Street, Houlton, ME 04730
(207) 532-6563 711 Maine Relay
Machias Mailing: P.O. Box 526, Machias, ME 04654-0526
Physical: 85 Court Street, Machias, ME 04654
(207) 255-3326 711 Maine Relay
Portland 205 Newbury Street, Ground Floor, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 822-4200 711 Maine Relay
Portland UCD 205 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 822-4204 711 Maine Relay
Rockland 62 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 594-2576 711 Maine Relay
Skowhegan Mailing: 47 Court Street, Skowhegan. ME 04976
Physical:
41 Court Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-5161 711 Maine Relay
Skowhegan UCD Mailing: 47 Court Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976
Physical: 41 Court Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976 or
47 Court Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-9518 711 Maine Relay
South Paris Mailing: P.O. Box 179, South Paris, ME 04281-0179
Physical: 26 Western Avenue, South Paris, ME 04281
(207) 743-8936 711 Maine Relay
Wiscasset Mailing: P.O. Box 249, Wiscasset, ME 04578-0249
Physical: 32 High Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
(207) 882-7517 711 Maine Relay

The Superior Court consists of 17 justices who hold court at regular intervals in each of Maine's 16 counties. Except for family matters, juvenile cases, and civil violations, the Superior Court may hear almost any kind of civil or criminal case that may be brought to trial. Since the Superior Court is the only court that uses juries, it hears all murder and Class A, B, and C criminal cases, as well as those Class D and E cases in which the defendant asks for a jury trial.

The Superior Court handles the following matters:

  • jury and jury-waived trials in adult criminal cases, including murder and class A, B, C, D, and E offenses;
  • post-conviction reviews;
  • jury and jury-waived trials in civil cases, such as car accident lawsuits;
  • cases in which equitable relief is requested, such as an injunction;
  • appeals from decisions of state and local administrative agencies, such as the Department of Human Services and municipal zoning boards.

One Superior Court is located in each of Maine's sixteen counties, except for Aroostook County, which has two Superior Courts. The Superior Court has seventeen justices. All have statewide jurisdiction and travel to the different counties to hold court.

The Superior Court also hears appeals from state and local administrative agencies.

Appeals from the Superior Court may be taken to the Supreme Judicial Court.

History of the Courts