Boston Court Records Search

See Boston, MA courts and search free public court records. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters.

List of Boston Courts

Boston Municipal Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston MA 02114 617-788-8400

Brighton District Court 52 Academy Hill Road Boston MA 02135

Center District Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston MA 02114 617-788-8700

Charlestown District Court 3 City Square Boston MA 02129 617-242-5400

Dorchester District Court 510 Washington Street Boston MA 02124 617-288-9500

East Boston District Court 37 Meridian Street Boston MA 02128 617-569-7550

Roxbury District Court 85 Warren Street Boston MA 02119 617-427-7000

South Boston District Court 535 East Broadway Boston MA 02127 617-268-8305

Suffolk County Superior Court 3 Pemberton Square Boston MA 02108 617-788-8160

West Roxbury District Court 445 Arborway Boston MA 02130 617-971-1200

Find Boston Court Records

Boston Courts maintain records on all legal actions taken in Boston, MA, which can include court cases, legal filings, and court docket information. These public records are open and available upon request in Boston. In order to locate the correct court record, you will need to know which Boston Court heard the case. Legal actions are divided between Boston Criminal Courts and Boston Civil Courts.

Boston Criminal Records

Criminal Courts in Boston, MA maintain records on felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, DUIs, property crimes, drug charges, and other criminal charges. These criminal records often include Boston Police Department records, bond information, and personal information about the defendant.

Boston Civil Court Records

Civil Courts at the Massachusetts State level in Boston contain public records on legal actions that are not criminal in nature, including traffic accident reports, divorce proceedings, nonpayment claims following business transactions, consumer complaints, and product liability claims. Massachusetts Civil Courts have records on Boston adoption, divorce, estate, bankruptcy, probate, and Boston Tax Court records. Some of these records may be sealed or partially redacted due to the sensitive information they contain.

Federal Civil Court Records in Boston

Boston Federal Civil Courts have records on business and personal bankruptcy cases, civil rights abuses, disputes among banks and financial institutions, interstate commerce claims, and any issue involving Federal government agencies. You can also obtain court records on Boston subpoenas, indictments, jury lists, summonses, warrants, writs, injunctions, foreclosures, and judgments from a Boston Court.

Contact Boston Courts

Once you have identified the court holding the documents you need, you can contact that court directly for court records. For Federal Courts in Boston, the National Archives Order Reproductions site provides an online search tool for court records. For local, Court, or Massachusetts State Court records, you can file an application with the court's clerk or use an online database.