Local Rules

Each district court, acting by a majority of its district judges, may, after giving appropriate public notice and an opportunity for comment, make and amend rules governing its practice. Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a)(1); Fed. R. Crim. P. 57(a)(1).

We believe these local rules provide those who litigate with a clear statement of policies and procedures followed by the court and will contribute significantly to improving the administration of justice. However, we always remain open to suggestions and welcome any comments you may have for improving the local rules. Comments should be directed to the Clerk of the Court.

Local Rules (PDF Version), effective December 1, 2023 (includes Supplemental Rules)


The Local Rules for the District of New Hampshire have been amended effective December 1, 2023. For a summary of the substantive amendments to the Local Rules, please click here.