Municipal Court Department
Civil Motor Vehicle Citation Procedures
(Hearings & Payments)
Boston Municipal Court covers the Downtown Boston area, Chinatown,
North End, West End, South End through Massachusetts Avenue, Beacon
When cited for a moving violation, in the BMC
jurisdiction Court Code 01, the violator must check the correct
box, marked appeal request on the reverse side of the citation.
Mail the request to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. When notifying
the RMV be sure the address listed is the correct address. The Registry
of Motor Vehicles will forward to the Court the necessary documentation.
The Court will send the violator a notice of hearing including the
offense, address and date and time of the hearing. If a conflict
exists, you must contact the Court prior to the hearing date and
request an alternative hearing date. On the scheduled date of the
hearing, if the violator fails to appear he/she will lose their
right to be heard. All further inquiries should be addressed to
the Registry Of Motor Vehicles at (617) 351-4500.
Appeals of the
Clerk Magistrates decision:
If the violator or police prosecutor is not satisfied
with the decision of the Clerk Magistrate, either side may request
a De Novo hearing in front of a judge of the Boston Municipal Court.
This request to appeal must be announced immediately following the
decision of the Magistrate. A new hearing date will be set at that
time, convenient for both parties.
The court does not accept payments on civil motor
vehicle infractions standing alone. Payments must be forwarded to
The Registry of Motor Vehicles, within twenty days after the date
RMV Citations - Payments
P.O. Box 55890
Roxbury MA. 02205-5890