Housing Court Filing Fees

Civil, Summary Process and Supplementary ProcessFees
Allowance of Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction (Section 466 - M.G.L. c. 185C, §19)$90.00
Entry of Action filed (Section 466 - M.G.L. c. 185C, §19)$120.00 plus
$15.00 surcharge =$135.00
Third Party Complaint and Motion to Intervene as Plaintiff$120.00
Small Claims FilingFees
Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $500 or less
$30 plus $10 surcharge =$40
Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $501 - $2000
$40 plus $10 surcharge =$50
Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $2001 - $5000
$90 plus $10 surcharge =$100
Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $5001 - $7000

For Claims of $5001 - $7000 $140 plus $10 surcharge =$150
Uniform ScheduleFees
Affidavit of Creditor under Chapter 224, §6$25.00
Approving or Disapproving by Court of Sureties on Bonds or Recognizance, except Approval of Appeal or Removal Bonds filed in Small Claims or other Civil Actions$20.00
Attested Copy of Court Documents, Records, including Docket Sheets, Papers in Possession and Under the Control of Clerk, Register, or Recorder$2.50 per page
Blank Subpoena for One (1) or More Witnesses$5.00
Blank Summons other than Summons in Small Claims or Incident to Petition for Victim Compensation, Blank Writ, except Writ of Habeas Corpus$5.00
Certificate of Orders, Decrees, Rulings, Judgments or Other Proceeding$20.00
Notice to Creditor of Debtor's Desire for Examination under Chapter 224, §6$20.00
Recording of Notarial Commission
Certification of Notarized Document Used in Another State or Foreign Country
$15.00
$5.00
Taking and Recording Recognizance under Chap. 256$20.00
Tape Cassette Recordings of Proceedings$50.00 plus $0.50 postage per ninety (90) minutes of recording or part thereof
Transcript of Judgment$50.00
Unattested Copy of Court Documents, Records, Papers in Possession and Under the Control of Clerk, Register or Recorder$1.00 per page
Writ of Habeas Corpus$15.00

Uniform Schedule of Fees

FilingFee
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$2.50 per page
For an unattested copy of court documents, records, or other papers in possession and under the control of the clerk, register, or recorder$1.00 per page
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