Circuit court Plaistow to close, security, ADA issues cited
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has issued an order to close the Plaistow Circuit Court because the building does not meet security or Americans With Disabilities Act requirements.
The closure is in effect June 30.
The boards of selectmen and police chiefs of the affected towns, as well as legislators, were notified in January that the building had failed accreditation by the New Hampshire Court Accreditation Commission following results of inspections by the commission, the Governor’s Commission on Disability, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the Office of the New Hampshire Fire Marshal.
The last day of hearings in Plaistow will be June 15. After that, district and family division matters arising out of the Plaistow jurisdiction will be divided between the courthouses in Salem and Brentwood, said David King, administrative judge of the circuit court.