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.
- The Right to an Appeal
- Stages of an Appeal
- Starting an Appeal
- Appealing a Civil Case from the District Court or Boston Municipal Court
- Appealing Final Decisions of the Appellate Division
- Appealing Cases from Housing Court
- Appealing Cases from Probate and Family Court
- Appealing Cases from Juvenile Court
- Appealing Cases from Land Court
- Appealing Civil Cases from Superior Court
- Appealing Small Claims Decisions
- Appealing Abuse Prevention Order Decisions
- Appealing Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Decisions
- Appeals from State Agencies