Court Alerts

Face masks are not required to enter a courthouse or other Judicial Branch facility. Please be advised certain areas of a courthouse, such as small conference rooms, may require masking. Please see PPMO-SJC-1.

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. Please note, however, that remote traffic trials (for traffic infraction cases) will proceed as scheduled unless the Violations Bureau is listed below as closed.

Location Notice
ALL COURTS & COURT FACILITIES

All courts and court facilities will close at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

York County Superior Court - Alfred

York County Superior Court (Alfred) will be closed to the public on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:15 PM for Training.

Effective October 5, 2022 Alfred Superior Court will be closed to the public on Wednesdays starting at NOON - 4:00 PM until further notice.
Despite this reduction in the hours of public access, we will remain available for assistance by telephone during normal business hours.

Biddeford District Court

Biddeford District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:15 PM for Training.

Springvale District Court

The Springvale District Court will be closed to the public on the following dates:

October 7, 13, and 20, 2022.


Springvale District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:15 PM for Training.

York District Court

The York District Court will be closed to the public on the following dates:

October 3, 7, 11, 13, 14, 21, 26, 27, and 28; and November 4, 2022.

Despite this reduction in the hours of public access, we will remain available for assistance by telephone during normal business hours. Please continue to check back as additional dates may be added.

If you are trying to file for a Protection from Abuse or Protection from Harassment complaint, you may file your request in person at either Biddeford District Court or Springvale District Court.

You may also be eligible to ask for an order for Protection from Abuse or Protection from Harassment by email. You may also be eligible to file documents in a pending Protection from Abuse or Harassment case by email. To learn more, please read PMO-SJC-3A and the FAQ's by visiting the Maine Judicial Branch website at www.courts.maine.gov.

Due to staffing, the York District Court may be closed for a period of 30 minutes on any given day between the hours of 12pm - 1pm. Please call the clerk's office before traveling to the courthouse.


York District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:15 PM for Training.

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.