TITLE LI
COURTS

CHAPTER 490-D
JUDICIAL BRANCH FAMILY DIVISION

Section 490-D:4

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The judicial branch family division shall operate at the following sites and such other sites as the supreme court, from time to time, determines, covering the following districts as delineated in RSA 502-A:1, except as otherwise indicated:

Grafton County


I. The courthouses in Grafton county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the court facility in North Haverhill, the Plymouth District Court, the Littleton District Court, and the Lebanon District Court.
II. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Haverhill district shall be heard in the court facility in North Haverhill.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Plymouth-Lincoln district shall be heard in the Plymouth District Court.
(c) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Littleton district shall be heard in the Littleton District Court.
(d) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Lebanon-Hanover district shall be heard in the Lebanon District Court.
III. The courthouses in Rockingham county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the court facility in Brentwood, the Portsmouth District Court, the Salem District Court, the Candia District Court, the Derry District Court, and the Hampton District Court.
IV. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Portsmouth district shall be heard in the Portsmouth District Court.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Salem district shall be heard in the Salem District Court.
(c) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Derry district shall be heard in the Derry District Court.
(d) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Brentwood district shall be heard in the court facility in Brentwood.
(e) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Candia district shall be heard in the Candia District Court.
(f) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Hampton district shall be heard in the Hampton District Court.

Coos County


V. The courthouses in Coos county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the Colebrook District Court, the Berlin District Court, and the court facility in Lancaster.
VI. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Colebrook district shall be heard in the Colebrook District Court.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Berlin-Gorham district shall be heard in the Berlin District Court.
(c) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Lancaster district shall be heard in the court facility in Lancaster.

Carroll County


VII. The courthouses in Carroll county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the court facility in Ossipee and the District Court for northern Carroll County.
VIII. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the district for southern Carroll county shall be heard in the court facility in Ossipee.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the district for northern Carroll county shall be heard in the District Court for northern Carroll County.

Sullivan County


IX. The courthouses in Sullivan county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the Newport District Court and the Claremont District Court.
X. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Newport district and the New London district in Merrimack county shall be heard in the Newport District Court.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Claremont district shall be heard in the Claremont District Court.

Strafford County


XI. The courthouses in Strafford county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the Dover District Court and the Strafford county court facility in Dover.
XII. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Dover-Somersworth-Durham district shall be heard in the Dover District Court.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Rochester district shall be heard in the Strafford county court facility in Dover.

Belknap County


XIII. The courthouse in Belknap county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be a facility located in Laconia, provided, however, that the facility meets the minimum standard prescribed by the New Hampshire court accreditation commission pursuant to RSA 490:5-c.
XIV. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Laconia district shall be heard in the judicial branch family division facility in Laconia.
(b) Matters arising in the towns of Sanbornton and Tilton shall be heard in the Franklin District Court in Merrimack county.

Hillsborough County


XV. The courthouses in Hillsborough county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the Manchester District Court, the Goffstown District Court, the Hillsborough County Superior Court for the southern judicial district, the Milford District Court, the Merrimack District Court and, upon completion of construction, the Henniker-Hillsborough District Court.
XVI. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Manchester district shall be heard in the Manchester District Court.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Goffstown district shall be heard in the Goffstown District Court.
(c) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Nashua district shall be heard in the Hillsborough County Superior Court for the southern judicial district.
(d) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Milford district shall be heard in the Milford District Court.
(e) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Merrimack district shall be heard in the Merrimack District Court.
(f) Matters arising in Hillsborough county municipalities located within the Jaffrey-Peterborough district shall be heard in the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court in Cheshire county.
(g) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Hillsborough district shall be heard in the Henniker District Court in Merrimack county until the completion of construction of the Henniker-Hillsborough District Court facility in Hillsborough county, whereupon those matters shall be heard in the Henniker-Hillsborough District Court in Hillsborough county.

Merrimack County


XVII. The courthouses in Merrimack county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the Franklin District Court, the Hooksett District Court, the Henniker District Court until the completion of construction of the Henniker-Hillsborough District Court facility, and a facility located in Concord, provided, however, that the facility meets the minimum standard prescribed by the New Hampshire court accreditation commission pursuant to RSA 490:5-c.
XVIII. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Franklin district shall be heard in the Franklin District Court.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Hooksett district shall be heard in the Hooksett District Court.
(c) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Concord district shall be heard in the judicial branch family division facility in Concord.
(d) Matters arising in the towns of New London, Newbury, and Wilmot shall be heard in the Newport District Court in Sullivan county.
(e) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Henniker district shall be heard in the Henniker District Court in Merrimack county until the completion of construction of the Henniker-Hillsborough District Court facility in Hillsborough county, whereupon those matters shall be heard in the Henniker-Hillsborough District Court in Hillsborough county.

Cheshire County


XIX. The courthouses in Cheshire county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court and a facility located in Keene, provided, however, that the facility meets the minimum standard prescribed by the New Hampshire court accreditation commission pursuant to RSA 490:5-c.
XX. (a) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Jaffrey-Peterborough district shall be heard in the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court.
(b) Matters arising in municipalities located within the Keene district shall be heard in the judicial branch family division facility in Keene.

Source. 2005, 177:14. 2006, 25:1. 2009, 165:1, 2, eff. July 8, 2009. 2010, 193:2, eff. June 21, 2010. 2019, 235:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2020. 2020, 29:10, eff. Sept. 21, 2020.