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Record Checks

For a processing fee, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch’s Central Processing Center performs an electronic records check searching for multiple names (5 or more requests) and any related cases, as specified by the requestor, within the New Hampshire trial courts. The documents created in response to an electronic records check, called “case summaries,”  are generated from the New Hampshire Judicial Branch’s case management system.  A case summary is an index of documents and events in a particular case.  It is not the official court record of the New Hampshire Superior or Circuit Courts and is provided for informational purposes only.  Users of these case summaries therefore have the responsibility to verify the accuracy, currency, and completeness of the information retrieved. The Central Processing Center does not provide case summaries for confidential cases. Click on the links below for further information and the forms.

How do I obtain a record search?

For Superior Court or Circuit Court (District and Family Division)

Record Research and Billing Form (NHJB-2798-DFS)

For Circuit Court Probate Division

Probate Estate Administration Records Research and Payment Form (NHJB-2941-P) 
 
The New Hampshire Judicial Branch’s Case Access Portal provides remote access to non-domestic violence Superior Court criminal and civil cases and, separately, Circuit Court non-confidential, e-filed case types (civil, small claims, name change, and estates).  Individuals should not use the Case Access Portal for background checks or other purposes that require more complete identity or case information.  For more information regarding the information provided by the Case Access Portal please refer to: New Hampshire Judicial Branch Case Access Portal (nhecourt.us).

Regular updates as to processing time can be found here:

Electronic request received on February 12, 2024 were sent out on February 28, 2024. 
Searches on case information prior to 1992 may take additional time. 

Drop off location NHJB Administrative Offices, Attention: Central Processing Center, 1 Granite Place, Suite N400, Concord. All drop offs must be between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.  Note:  There is no drop off option available on weekends or court holidays.