EASTERN HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT COURT MOVES TO BELCHERTOWN
Justice for Administration and Management Robert A.
Mulligan today announced that the Eastern Hampshire
District Court, currently located in Hadley, will move
to a new court facility at 205 State Street (Route
202) in Belchertown, beginning on Friday, January 4,
2008. The Eastern Hampshire District Court will be
open for business on Monday, January 7, 2008.
The 26,000 square-foot,
single-story building, which the Trial Court has leased for ten years, contains
two courtrooms and a hearing room with digital recording technology, records
storage space, separate holding cells for men, women, and juveniles, modern security
and HVAC systems, and ample parking space for the public. The courthouse also
will provide office space for the Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile Court and the Northwestern
District Attorney’s Office.
As previously announced,
the Franklin/Hampshire Division of the Juvenile Court will move in early 2008
to the courthouse currently occupied by the Eastern Hampshire District Court
in Hadley, which will provide a modern working environment and better facilities
for the Juvenile Court and those who access it.
The new mailing address
for the Eastern Hampshire District Court is 205 State Street, Belchertown, MA
01007. The main telephone number there is 413-323-4056. The fax number for the
Clerk-Magistrate is 413-323-6803 and the fax number for the Probation Department
The District Court
Department is composed of 62 Divisions with 158 judges across the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Trial Court includes seven court departments with 378 judges
who deliver justice in 106 courthouses across the state. Comprehensive management
reform is underway throughout the Trial Court to increase efficiency, accountability
and transparency, as it serves thousands of citizens daily.