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Strafford County, New Hampshire Overview

Strafford County is located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The county was formed in 1769 and named after William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford (1626–1695), an English noble who owned colonial lands. The county seat is Dover. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 127,428 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 384 square miles of which 369 square miles is land and 15 square miles is water. Strafford County borders the following counties: Carroll County to the north; York County, Maine to the east; Rockingham County to the south; Merrimack County to the west and Belknap County to the northwest. Strafford County has 17 zip codes. The zip codes are 03825, 03225, 03820, 03824, 03835, 03861, 03823, 03851, 03852, 03855, 03839, 03867, 03868, 03869, 03878, 03884 and 03887. The most populated zip code is 03820.

Strafford County Superior Court Office Information

The Superior Court is a statewide court of general jurisdiction and provides jury trials in civil and criminal cases. There are 11 Superior Court sites in New Hampshire, one for each county and two in Hillsborough County. There are 20 fulltime judges serving on the Superior Court throughout the state. Under the State constitution, the Governor, with approval of a majority of the Executive Council appoints judges who hold office until they attain the age of 70.

The Superior Court hears the following types of cases:

  • Negligence, contracts, real property rights and other civil matters with a minimum claim of $1,500 in damages in which either party requests a trial by jury. The Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over cases in which the damage claims exceed $25,000.
  • Felonies (major crimes such as drugs, burglary, theft and aggravated felonious sexual assault).
  • Misdemeanor appeals from the Circuit Court District Division.

The Superior Court also has exclusive jurisdiction over petitions for injunctive relief, in which parties seek a court order to block action, appeals from zoning and planning board decisions, disputes over title to real estate and petitions to enforce contracts.

Kimberly T. Myers is the Superior Court Clerk of Strafford County. Myers can be contacted at 1-855-212-1234.

The physical address of the Strafford County Superior Court Office is:

William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building
259 County Farm Road, Suite 301
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: 1-855-212-1234
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Filing/Recording Fee Schedule for Strafford County Superior Court Office:

Strafford County Superior Court Office Website:

Strafford County Registry of Deeds Office Information

The Strafford County Registry of Deeds is the land records office for the three cities and ten towns which comprise Strafford County. The primary responsibility of this office is to facilitate the registering of documents related to property ownership and making those documents accessible to the public.

Additional information on copy fees for recorded documents of Strafford County Registry of Deeds Office can be found in the following link:

Catherine Berube is the Register of Deeds of Strafford County. Berube can be contacted at (603)742-1741 or via email at cberube@nhdeeds.com.

The physical address of the Strafford County Registry of Deeds Office is:

259 County Farm Road
Suite 202
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 742-1741
Fax: (603) 749-5130
Email: StraffordRecordings@nhdeeds.com (Recordings) or, StraffordCharges@nhdeeds.com (Copies and Charges)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Filing/Recording Fee Schedule for Strafford County Registry of Deeds Office:

Search Strafford County Registry of Deeds Records Online:

Strafford County Register-Deed’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 259 County Farm Rd, Dover, NH 03820, United States
Phone: 603-742-1741

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