Court Alerts

Members of the public, regardless of vaccination status, must wear an approved face covering or mask while inside a courthouse or other Judicial Branch facility. Those who cannot enter as a result of this protocol should call 207-753-2999. See PPMO-SJC-1, revised on August 16, 2021.

Active Alerts & Closings

In times of inclement weather and during the COVID-19 public health emergency, please call the clerk's office before traveling to the courthouse to confirm that the proceeding has not been canceled or rescheduled. If a court is closed due to inclement weather, all court events, including but not limited to remote events such as I/Cs, remote criminal and civil hearings, mediations, and settlement conferences are also postponed.

Location Notice
Farmington District Court

The Farmington District Court will be closed all day to the public on October 8, 13, 14, and 15, 2021; and November 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 15 and 16, 2021.

The Clerk's Office will remain available for assistance by telephone during normal business hours.

Lincoln District Court

The Lincoln District Court will be closed all day to the public on October 1, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 21, 27, 28, and 29, 2021. The Clerk's Office will remain available for assistance by telephone during normal business hours.

Rumford District Court

The Rumford District Court will be closed to the public all day October 8, 12, 14, 15, 18, and 20, 2021; November 1, 4, 12, 2021; and December 17, 2021.

The Clerk's Office will remain available for assistance by telephone during normal business hours.

Administrative Office of the Courts & Violations Bureau Closings

Generally, when the clerks’ offices in courts in Portland (Cumberland County Superior, Portland District, & Supreme Judicial Court) or Augusta (Kennebec County Superior & Augusta District) are closed, the Administrative Office of the Courts located in the same city is closed; and, in most instances, when the Lewiston District Court is closed, the Violations Bureau is closed. If you are planning to do business with any of those offices, please call to confirm that the office is open.