How: Filing a notice of appeal in the District or Municipal Court's Clerk's Office.

When: Within ten days of the entry of the judgment or final order on the docket of the District Court or Boston Municipal Court.

Where: For almost all cases, the appeal is to the Appellate Division of the District Court or the Boston Municipal Court, where you must follow the Appellate Division's Rules of Procedure .  

Decisions on unemployment appeals and zoning cases are appealed to the Appeals Court, and are commenced by filing a notice of appeal within thirty days of entry of the decision on the docket.  For appeals to the Appeals Court, you must comply with the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure. See the Appeals Court Help Center for information on the appeals process.