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Get a copy of your Probate and Family Court record

How to get a copy of your divorce, letter of authority, or other Probate and Family Court record.

Probate and Family Court

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What you need

A “record” can be a court judgment, order, decree, or letter of appointment.  

Examples of “records” are:

  • Certificate of Divorce Absolute
  • Letters of Authority or Appointment; Personal Representatives/Guardians
  • Docket Page
  • Attested Copies of documents in a court file
  • Unattested Copies of documents in a court file

To receive a certified copy of your Court Record you will need your docket number.

For Estate Cases Only: If you do not know what your docket number is, you can search the Court Dockets for public case information. Otherwise, please call the Court to obtain your case docket number.

If you are requesting a copy of a court record listed below, complete the Request for Copies form (see Downloads, below)  and mail the form and payment to the Courthouse you are requesting a copy of the Court Record from.

If the record you want is not listed below, or if a document is impounded (not available for public inspection) please check with the Court where the record/case file is located for information on obtaining copies. 

Payments must be made by Attorney's Check, Money Order, Bank Certified Check or Bank Cashier's Check. All payments should be made out to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Certificate of divorce absolute $20 each
Certificate of name change $20 each
Subsequent Letter of Authority or of Appointment (First letter included with initial appointment) $25 each
Certified copy of a judgment of divorce nisi first page $20 first page
Certified copy of a judgment of divorce nisi additional pages $1 each page
Attested copy of a voluntary statement $7.50 each
Certified copy of a decree and order of appointment of a guardian of a minor $22 each
Certified copy of a decree and order of appointment of a guardian of an incapacitated person $22 each
Certified copy of a decree and order of appointment of a conservator $21 each

How to get

Mail the form and payment to the courthouse you are requesting a copy of the Court Record from.

Payments must be made by Attorney's Check, Money Order, Bank Certified Check or Bank Cashier's Check. All payments should be made out to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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