Essex County Court Records Search

See Essex County 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.


Essex Superior Court 34 Federal Street Salem MA 01970 978-744-5500


Gloucester District Court 197 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930 978-283-2620

Haverhill District Court 45 Ginty Boulevard Haverhill MA 01830 978-373-4151

Ipswich District Court 188 State Street Newburyport MA 01950 978-462-2652

Lawrence District Court 2 Appleton Street Lawrence MA 01840 978-687-7184

Lynn District Court 580 Essex Street Lynn MA 01901 781-598-5200

Newburyport District Court 188 State Street Newburyport MA 01950 978-462-3511

Peabody District Court 1 Lowell Street Peabody MA 01960 978-532-3100

Salem District Court 65 Washington Street Salem MA 01970 978-744-4681

Find Essex County Court Records

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

Essex County Criminal Records

Criminal Courts in Essex County, 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 Essex County Police Department records, bond information, and personal information about the defendant.

Essex County Civil Court Records

Civil Courts at the Massachusetts State level in Essex County 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 Essex County adoption, divorce, estate, bankruptcy, probate, and Essex County 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 Essex County

Essex County 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 Essex County subpoenas, indictments, jury lists, summonses, warrants, writs, injunctions, foreclosures, and judgments from an Essex County Court.

Contact Essex County 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 Essex County, the National Archives Order Reproductions site provides an online search tool for court records. For local, Essex County Court, or Massachusetts State Court records, you can file an application with the court's clerk or use an online database.