Superior Court


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Alfred 45 Kennebunk Rd., P.O. Box 160, Alfred 04002 (207) 324-5122 (207) 459-7860
Auburn 2 Turner St., P.O. Box 3660, Auburn 04212 (207) 330-7500 (207) 330-7500
Augusta 95 State Street, Augusta 04330 (207) 624-5800 (207) 623-0477
Bangor 78 Exchange Street, Bangor 04401 (207) 561-2300 (207) 941-3000
Bangor UCD 78 Exchange Street, Bangor 04401 (207) 561-2300 (207) 941-3000
Bath MAILING: 101 New Meadows Road, West Bath, 04530 PHYSICAL: 752 High Street, Bath 04530 (207) 443-9733 (207) 443-2465
Belfast MAILING: 103 Church Street PHYSICAL: 137 Church Street, Belfast 04915 (207) 338-1940 (207) 338-6468
Caribou 144 Sweden Street, Suite 101, Caribou 04736 (207) 498-8125 (207) 498-2127
Dover-Foxcroft 159 East Main Street, Suite 21, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 (207) 564-8419 (207) 564-0767
Ellsworth 50 State Street, Ellsworth 04605 (207) 667-7176 (207) 667-6187
Farmington MAILING: 129 Main Street PHYSICAL: 140 Main Street, Farmington 04938 (207) 778-3346 (207) 778-8273
Houlton MAILING: 144 Sweden Street, Suite 101, Caribou 04736 PHYSICAL: 26 Court Street, Houlton 04730 (207) 532-6563 (207) 532-7218
Machias Mailing: P.O. Box 526, Machias 04654 Physical: 85Court Street, Machias 04654 (207) 255-3326 (207) 255-0501
Portland 205 Newbury Street, P.O. Box 287 Portland, Portland 04112-0287 (207) 822-4200 (207) 822-4212
Portland-UCD 142 Federal Street, P.O. Box 287, Portland-UCD 04112-0287 (207) 822-4204 (207) 822-4212
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Skowhegan MAILING: 47 Court Street, Skowhegan 04976 Physical: 41 Court Street, Skowhegan 04976 (207) 474-5161 (207) 474-5344
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Wiscasset 32 High Street, P.O. Box 249, Wiscasset 04578 (207) 882-7517 (207) 882-9231

The Superior Court consists of 17 justices who hold court at regular intervals in each of Maine's 16 counties. Except for family matters, juvenile cases, and civil violations, the Superior Court may hear almost any kind of civil or criminal case that may be brought to trial. Since the Superior Court is the only court that uses juries, it hears all murder and Class A, B, and C criminal cases, as well as those Class D and E cases in which the defendant asks for a jury trial.

The Superior Court handles the following matters:

  • jury and jury-waived trials in adult criminal cases, including murder and class A, B, C, D, and E offenses;
  • post-conviction reviews;
  • jury and jury-waived trials in civil cases, such as car accident lawsuits;
  • cases in which equitable relief is requested, such as an injunction;
  • appeals from decisions of state and local administrative agencies, such as the Department of Human Services and municipal zoning boards.

One Superior Court is located in each of Maine's sixteen counties, except for Aroostook County, which has two Superior Courts. The Superior Court has seventeen justices. All have statewide jurisdiction and travel to the different counties to hold court.

The Superior Court also hears appeals from state and local administrative agencies.

Appeals from the Superior Court may be taken to the Supreme Judicial Court.