Maine Courts Response to COVID-19

Any person entering the courthouse must wear an approved face covering or mask. Those who cannot enter as a result of this protocol should call 207-753-2999.

During this public health emergency, courts and clerk's offices may close unexpectedly. Call the clerk's office or check the Court Alerts & Closings before traveling to a courthouse.

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Judicial Branch has taken steps to keep our employees and court visitors healthy and safe. We continue to monitor updates from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for ongoing guidance and direction regarding necessary precautions and action plans. Please consult this page for updates on the Judicial Branch's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates will be made as new information becomes available.

Post Pandemic Management Order

The Judicial Branch issued Post-Pandemic Management Order PPMO-SJC-1 on June 1, 2021, rescinding a number of Pandemic Management Orders (PMOs) in light of the Governor's Executive Order 39 FY 20/21. However, PPMO-SJC-1 extends the use of practices, processes, and procedures that have proven effective and efficient, including the use of face coverings, remote proceedings, and certain filing and scheduling practices. Read PPMO-SJC-1

Pandemic Management Orders

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

Phased Management Plan

The Judicial Branch released the Final Addendum to the State of Maine Judicial Branch COVID-19 Phased Management Plan on June 1, 2021, discontinuing the Plan.

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