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
Rumford District Court

The Rumford District Court will be closed to the public on August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2022. All remote dockets will remain as scheduled. The Clerk's office will be available for assistance by telephone during normal business hours.

Springvale District Court

Springvale District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, August 11, 2022 and Thursday, August 25, 2022. Any remote proceedings scheduled will still be held unless parties have otherwise been notified. Despite this reduction in the hours of public access, we will remain available for assistance by telephone during normal business hours.

If you wish to file a Protection Order or need to speak to a clerk, please call 207-459-1400. You may also file a Protection Order by visiting the Biddeford District Court.

York District Court

The York District Court will be closed to the public on Friday, August 19, 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.

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.