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Appeals Court Fees

List of fees charged by the Appeals Court for filing civil and criminal appeals, single justice motions, copies, electronic court documents, and CDs of oral argument.

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Appeals Court Fees

The Appeals Court will accept cash, check, money order, or credit card payments in person at the counter in the Clerk's Office. Any check or money order shall be made payable to the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts" or "Massachusetts Appeals Court." Payments by check or money order may also be mailed to: Appeals Court Clerk's Office, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Suite 1200, Boston, MA 02108. You may request that any PDF or other electronic document which is below 10 MB be emailed to an address that you specify.

Fee Type Amount Statutory Authority/Rule
Entering Appeal $300.00 G. L. c. 262, § 4; Mass.R.A.P. 10(a)(1)
Entering Civil Single Justice Motion or Petition $315.00 G. L. c. 262, §§ 4 & 4C.
Entering Criminal Single Justice Motion $300.00 G. L. c. 262, § 4.
Issuance of an injunction or restraining order $90.00 G. L. c. 262, § 4.
Photocopy (per page) $0.05 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
Certified/Attested Copy (per page) $2.50 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
Computer print out (per page) $0.05 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
PDF or other electronic document (per document) $5.00 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
Additional fee to send a CD of electronic document(s) by U.S. Mail $4.00 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
CD-ROM of Oral Argument (see below) $50.50 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.

Purchase or Request a Copy of an Appeals Court Case Record or Oral Argument Recording

The Appeals Court has a guide explaining how to purchase or request a copy of an Appeals Court case record or recording of an oral argument before an Appeals Court panel or single justice.  The guide is available here.

Contact

Phone

Clerk's Office (617) 921-4443
Judges' Lobby (617) 725-8085
Human Resources Department (617) 723-1533
Oral Argument Postponement or Cancellation Updates Line (617) 725-8114

Address

John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Room 1200
Boston, MA 02108
Last updated: April 25, 2018
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