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Courthouse closures due to COVID-19

Courthouses are physically open for limited purposes, but continue to conduct most business virtually -- by telephone, videoconference and email.

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General information

If you must go to the courthouse in person, please review What to know before going to a courthouse during COVID-19. Jury trials in both criminal and civil cases in state courts continue to be postponed to a date no earlier than September 8, 2020.

For more details, please consult Trial Court Emergency Administrative Order 20-11: Order supplementing the Supreme Judicial Court third updated order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

If you have any questions, please call or email the court directly, or call the Trial Court Help Line at 833-91-COURT from 8:30-4:30; Spanish & Portuguese Interpreters are available.

Below is information on courthouse status. 

Courthouse closures due to COVID-19

Boston

The West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court is closed temporarily for disinfecting and will reopen on Monday, March 8.   A Probation staff member who was last at the courthouse on 3/4 tested positive for COVID-19.

All new custody arrests, section 35s, restraining orders, and harassment prevention orders will heard in the Roxbury Division. All other matters will be continued. 

Woburn

The Woburn District Court is closed temporarily for disinfecting and will reopen on Monday, March 8.  A defendant who was at the court today tested positive for COVID-19.

Questions on a case scheduled during the closure or on an emergency matter can be directed to the emergency help line at 833-91COURT.

West Roxbury

The West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court is closed temporarily for disinfecting and will reopen on Monday, March 8.   A Probation staff member who was last at the courthouse on 3/4 tested positive for COVID-19.

All new custody arrests, section 35s, restraining orders, and harassment prevention orders will heard in the Roxbury Division. All other matters will be continued. 

Last updated: March 5, 2021
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