• Payments on all fines, fees and assessments listed below are payable in the Clerk's Office.
  • Payments may be made in Cash or Check, Money Order, Certified Bank Check (payable to the Boston Municipal Court Department).
  • Credit cards are accepted at most courts. Call the Clerk's Office to verify.

Court Filing Fees | Uniform Schedule of Fees

Court Filing Fees

Civil Complaint or Petition$180 plus $15 surcharge = $195
Summary Process (eviction)$180 plus $15 surcharge = $195
Petition for Waiver of 3-day Marriage Waiting Period
(G.L. c.207, §30) or Minimum Age of 18 (G.L. c. 207, §25)
$180 plus $15 surcharge = $195
Supplementary Proceedings
(to collect a court judgment)
$30 plus $15 surcharge = $45
Small Claim of $500 or less
(G.L. c. 218, § 22)
$30 plus $10 surcharge = $40
Small Claim of $501-$2000
(G.L. c. 218, § 22)
$40 plus $10 surcharge = $50
Small Claim of $2001-$5000
(G.L. c. 218, § 22)
$90 plus $10 surcharge = $100
Small Claim of $5001-$7000
(G.L. c. 218, § 22)
$140 plus $10 surcharge = $150
Petition for Abuse Prevention Order (G.L. c. 209A) or
Harassment Prevention Order (G.L. c. 258E)
Appellate Division appeal$180
Removal of Civil Case to Superior Court
(G.L. c. 231, § 104)
$180 plus $15 surcharge = $195
Retransfer of remanded Civil Case
(G.L. c. 231, § 102C)
Approving Sureties on Bonds,
except removal bonds to Superior Court
Application for misdemeanor Criminal Complaint, except by law enforcement officer or prosecutor (G.L. c. 10, § 35Z)$15
Hearing on Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction before magistrate
(G.L. c. 90C, § 3[A][4]
Appeal of Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction to judge
(G.L. c. 90C, § 3[A][4])
Issuance of Utility Warrants (G.L. c. 164, § 116)$15

Uniform Schedule of Fees

For certificate of orders, decrees, rulings, judgments or other proceedings$20.00
For an attested copy of court documents, records, including docket sheets, or other papers in possession and under the control of the clerk, register, or recorder, per page$2.50
For an unattested copy or print out of court documents, records, or other papers in possession and under the control of the clerk, register, or recorder, per page$0.05
For a blank summons, other than any summons in a small claims action or incident to a petition for victim compensation, or blank writ, except a writ of habeas corpus$5.00
For a blank subpoena for one or more witnesses$5.00
For a writ of habeas corpus$15.00
In the District, Probate and Family, and Boston Municipal Court Departments, for each order of notice, citation, or precept$15.00
For a transcript of judgment$50.00
For recording of notarial commission$15.00
For certification of a notarized document to be used in another state or a foreign country$5.00
For taking and recording a recognizance under G.L. c. 256$20.00
For approving or disapproving by the court of sureties on bonds or recognizances, but not for the approval of appeal or removal bonds filed in small claims or other civil actions$20.00
For compact disc and tape cassette recordings of proceedings in all Departments of the Trial Court$50.50 plus postage per 90 minutes of recording or part thereof
For commissions to take depositions$20.00
For waivers of notice of marriage in the Departments of the Trial Court where no statutory filing fee is applicable$50.00
For utility company warrants under G.L. c. 164, § 116$15.00
For affidavit of creditor under G.L. c. 224, § 6$25.00
For notice to creditor of debtor's desire for examination under G.L. c. 224, § 6$20.00
Electronic Access to audio recording of court case (hearing) per case, per day. Multi day hearings are $10.00 per day$10.00
PDF or other electronically formatted document$5.00 (plus $4 if CD is mailed)

Effective November 1, 2016