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Courthouse closures due to COVID-19

Courthouses will physically reopen for limited purposes on July 13, but will 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


The Northampton District Court and Superior Court are closing for disinfecting and will reopen on Monday, November 30th.  A Probation Officer who was last in the courthouse on Nov. has tested positive for COVID-19.


The Roderick Ireland Courthouse in Springfield is closed for disinfecting and will reopen on Monday, November 30th .A staff person in the Probate & Family Court Register's Office who was last there on Nov. 19 has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Last updated: November 24, 2020