Court Alerts

Effective December 21, 2020, public hours at Maine courthouses will be reduced in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. Remote proceedings will continue as scheduled and certain documents may be filed by email. See PMO-SJC-3 and PMO-SJC-3A. Any person entering the courthouse must wear an approved face covering or mask, will have their temperature checked, and will be asked about exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19. Those who cannot enter as a result of these protocols should call 207-753-2999. See the Maine Courts Respose to COVID-19 for more information.

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.

Location Notice
Androscoggin County Superior Court - Auburn

The Androscoggin County Superior Court will be closed to the public January 25th and 26th.

Aroostook County Superior Court - Caribou

The Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou will be closed to the public January 27th, 28th, and 29th.

Hancock County Superior Court - Ellsworth

The Hancock County Superior Court will closed to the public Monday, January 25th through Friday, January 29th.

Penobscot County Superior Court - Bangor

Effective January 11, 2021, all (non-in-custody) criminal arraignments are cancelled for the remainder of January, 2021.

The Penobscot Superior Court will open at noon on January 29, 2021.

Piscataquis County Superior Court - Dover-Foxcroft

The Piscataquis County Superior Court will be closed to the public on January 26th, 27th, and 29th.

Washington County Superior Court - Machias

Friday, January 29th the Washington County Superior Court will be closed to the pubic.

York County Superior Court - Alfred

York County Superior Court will be closed to the public on the following dates: January 21st, and 28th 2021.


All the walk in Initial Appearances at the York County Superior Court (Alfred) are cancelled for the months of January and February 2021. Notice of new court dates will be mailed. Please make sure your mailing address is up to date with the Courts.

Bangor District Court

(Non-in-custody) Criminal arraignments are cancelled for January 2021, and will be rescheduled.

The Bangor District Court will open at noon on January 29, 2021.

Biddeford District Court

Biddeford District Court will be closed to the public on Monday, January 25th.


All walk in Arraignments at the Biddeford District Court are cancelled for the months of January and February 2021. Notice of new court dates will be mailed. Please make sure your mailing address is up to date with the Courts.

Bridgton District Court

The Bridgton District Court will be closed to the public January 25th, 26th, 28th and 29th.

Calais District Court

The Calais District Court will be closed to the public Monday, January 25th through Friday, January 29th. The clerks will be accessible by calling 442-0210.

Hearings will be held by video or phone on those days.

Caribou District Court

The Caribou District Court will be closed to the public January 27th, 28th, and 29th.

Dover-Foxcroft District Court

The Dover-Foxcroft District Court will be closed to the public January 26th, 27th, and 29th.

Ellsworth District Court

The Ellsworth District Court will be closed to the public Monday, January 25th through Friday, January 29th.

Farmington District Court

The Farmington District Court will be closed to the public January 25th, 26th, and 27th.

Fort Kent District Court

The Fort Kent District Court will be closed to the public January 25th, 26th, and 28th.

Lincoln District Court

The Lincoln District Court will be closed to the public January 25th, 27th, 28th, and 29th.

Machias District Court

Friday, January 29th the Machias District Court will be closed to the public.

Millinocket District Court

The Millinocket District Court will be closed to the public January 25th, 26th, 28th, and 29th.

Newport District Court

The Newport District Court will be closed to the public January 26th, 28th, and 29th.

Rumford District Court

The Rumford District Court will be closed to the public January 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th.

Springvale District Court

All the walk in Arraignments at the Springvale District Court are cancelled for the months of January and February 2021. Notice of new court dates will be mailed. Please make sure your mailing address is up to date with the Courts.

York District Court

York District Court will be closed to the public on the following dates: January 25th and 26th.


All the walk in Arraignments at the York District Court (York, ME) are cancelled for the months of January and February 2021. Notice of new court dates will be mailed. Please make ensure your mailing address is up to date with the Courts.

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.