Salem Court Records Search

See Salem, 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 Salem Courts

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

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

Find Salem Court Records

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

Salem Criminal Records

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

Salem Civil Court Records

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

Salem 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 Salem subpoenas, indictments, jury lists, summonses, warrants, writs, injunctions, foreclosures, and judgments from a Salem Court.

Contact Salem 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 Salem, 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.