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Housing Court filing fees

When filing cases in Housing Court, specific fees may apply. See the Uniform Schedule of Fees for other charges court procedures may incur.

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Overview

Payments on all fines, fees, and assessments listed below are payable in the Clerk's Office. Payments may be made in cash or check, money order, or certified bank check (made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Credit cards are accepted at most courts, however, you should confirm with your local Housing Court that credit card payments can be taken in person.

Civil, summary process, and supplementary process fees

Fee types for Civil, Summary Process and Supplementary Costs

Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction when granted (- M.G.L. c. 185C, §19)

$90.00
Entry of Action filed (M.G.L. c. 185C, §19) $135.00
($120.00 plus $15.00 surcharge)
Third Party Complaint and Motion to Intervene as Plaintiff $120.00

Small claims filing fees

Fee types for Small Claims Costs
For Claims of $500 or less (M.G.L. c. 218, §22) $40 ($30 plus $10 surcharge)
For Claims of $501 - $2000 (M.G.L. c. 218, §22) $50 ($40 plus $10 surcharge)
For Claims of $2001 - $5000 (M.G.L. c. 218, §22) $100 ($90 plus $10 surcharge)
For Claims of $5001 - $7000 (M.G.L. c. 218, §22) $150 ($140 plus $10 surcharge)

Uniform schedule of fees

Other fee types Costs
Affidavit of Creditor (M.G.L. c. 224, §6) $25.00
Attested Copy of Court Documents and Records $2.50 per page
Unattested Copy of Court Documents and Records $0.05 per page
Blank Subpoena for One (1) or More Witnesses $5.00
Blank Summons other than Summons in Small Claims $5.00
Blank Writ, except Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Writ of Habeas Corpus $15.00
Certificate of Orders, Decrees, Rulings, Judgments or Other Proceeding $20.00
Recordings of Proceedings FTR (For The Record) audio recordings are accessible online for $10.00, or contact the Clerk’s office.
Taking and Recording Recognizance (M.G.L. c. 256) $20.00
Transcript of Judgment $50.00

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