Portsmouth Municipal Court reduce hours

Staff Report

Out of concern for public safety, Judge Kegley and Judge Mowery announce the following changes. Effective March 18, 2020, with consent of City Council, the Portsmouth Municipal Building will be open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.

Initial court appearances, or Arraignments, will be held only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, beginning March 23, 2020, until further notice.

The Clerk of Court’s office will be open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. until further notice. Payments on fines and costs may be made in person, or by email at www.portsmouthohtickets.com, or by phone at 1-800-701-8560. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

Persons under Municipal Court probation supervision shall fulfill reporting requirements to the probation department by telephone only, effective immediately, by calling 740-353-7367. Probationers shall follow the direction of their individual treatment providers to remain in compliance with treatment requirements. All civil cases, including small claims and evictions, will be reset and continued until further notice, effective immediately.

Staff Report