The State of New Hampshire announced last week that, beginning August 2, 2010, the Merrimack County Superior Court clerk's office will be closed to the public daily from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Court staff will use the time focus on rebuilding critical backlogs.
"No telephone or counter service will be available to lawyers, litigants, or the public in the clerk's office during those hours."
The Merrimack closure is the latest in a series of statewide cutbacks and the result of severe budget restrictions that have left 68 full-time, non-judicial positions unfilled. Court administrators will review the new operating schedule ever 30 days to determine when the court can resume standard hours.
Until that time, please expect delays on county criminal records out of Merrimack county and other areas of New Hampshire.