Reduced Public Hours at Courthouses due to COVID-19

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 temperatures 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.

There are no scheduled closures at this time. However, closures may be added at any time. Please call the clerk's office before traveling to a courthouse or check the Court Alerts & Closings page.

Pandemic Management Orders

See all Pandemic Management Orders (PMOs) issued by the Judicial Branch.

Filing by Email

Effective December 14, 2020, the Court is allowing parties to file some, but not all, documents by email during the pandemic. See the FAQs and PMO-SJC-3 and PMO-SJC-3A.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the COVID-19 FAQs for answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Judicial Branch's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.


If you have questions about whether you should go to a courthouse call the clerk's office or

For general inquiries concerning the Judicial Branch's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, contact