York Judicial Center

The York Judicial Center (YJC) is scheduled to fully open to the public in May 2023.

Photos below show the courthouse as it nears completion.

  • York Judicial Center exterior

    York Judicial Center exterior

  • York Judicial Center Clerk Window

    First floor clerk's window

  • YJC lobby

    Public waiting area

  • YJC lobby

    Public waiting area

  • conference room

    Conference/training room

  • YJC courtroom

    One of ten courtrooms

"Four Maine courthouses merging into one," WMTW-TV story by Jim Keithley, 2/16/23.

Building Highlights

  • Fully accessible, 3-story building; front entrance drop-off loop
  • Ample public parking
  • Adjacent to public transportation: (Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit and York County Community Action Corp. Transportation)
  • Entry screening during all business hours
  • Spacious waiting and lobby areas featuring public art commissioned under the Maine Percent for Art program
  • Public WIFI access
  • Family and companion care restrooms; single-user all-gender restrooms; and a private lactation room
  • Seven Clerk's Office windows
  • Language line adjacent to the Clerk's Office for limited-English proficient (LEP) visitors
  • Secure in-person arraignment, detention, and support areas
  • Video arraignment capability
  • Ten total courtrooms, including three jury courtrooms
  • All courtrooms equipped with state-of-the-art Audio/Visual and video conferencing technology
  • 27 Attorney/Client conference and mediation rooms

Eco-Friendly & Energy Efficient Features

  • All electric building; no fossil fuel consumption
  • 70 geothermal wells drilled to depths of 500 ft to reduce heating and cooling costs
  • Hydronic snowmelt systems for main entrance and service drive to maintain a safe approach and reduce the building's use of melting agents, like salt
  • High efficiency lighting throughout the facility and parking lots
  • Rooftop solar panels (Fall 2023 installation) offset electrical demand by roughly 15%
  • Air conditioning with CO2 monitoring and occupancy sensors
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in parking lots


  • February 3, 2023- Certificate of Occupancy granted
  • February-March 2023- Office equipment, furniture, and computer equipment installation
  • April 2023-Current York County court locations moving to the YJC:
    • Week of April 17-York County Superior Court
    • Week of April 24-Biddeford District Court
    • Week of May 1-Springvale and York District Courts
  • May 2023-Open to the public-watch this page for more information or sign up for updates at https://www.courts.maine.gov/news/signup.html.


Contact info@courts.maine.gov.