Trial Court Departments

Electronic access to Trial Court case information is available at designated public access computers located in:  Land Court, Probate and Family Courts, Housing Courts, District Courts, Boston Municipal Courts, and County Registry of Deeds sites.

The case details, displayed on the PCs, include party, event, docket, and disposition information.  However, case documents are not viewable.  Actual case documents are available for public inspection at the respective courthouses.

Certain Trial Court case information is also available to the public electronically via eAccess . The eAccess site allows users to conduct searches remotely by case name, case type, and case number. No passwords are necessary. 

See the instructions to look up Trial Court case information using eAccess:

Court Departments/Case Types available through eAccess:

Land Court 

Miscellaneous, Other Court, Permit Session, Registration, Servicemembers, Severed, Subsequent, Tax Lien:  Learn more

Probate & Family Court

Estates and Administration

Housing Court

Civil, Small Claims, Summary Process, Supplementary Process

Appellate Case Information

Docket entries in cases heard by the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court may be searched by clicking here . No passwords are necessary. Searches may be conducted by docket number, involved party, attorney appearance, lower court, or lower court judge. The information is posted daily in an effort to provide attorneys, litigants, the media and the general public with easy access to up-to-date appellate case docket information. Actual case documents that are deemed "public information" are available for public inspection at the courts' respective clerks' offices.

Reported Decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court

Reported appellate decisions are available to the public on the day of release through publishers who are not directly associated with the Judicial Branch.  To search for or sign up to receive e-mail notification of recently released appellate opinions visit the Reporter of Decisions website.