Photo of courtroom at Suffolk County Courthouse

The Land Court Department has seven authorized judicial positions and statewide jurisdiction over the registration of title to real property, and foreclosure and redemption of real estate tax liens.  The Court shares jurisdiction over matters arising out of decisions by local planning boards and zoning boards of appeal, and over most property matters.  The Court also has superintendence authority over the registered land offices in each Registry of Deeds.  Based in Boston, the Land Court may schedule sessions in other locations within the Commonwealth.