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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Civil, summary process, and supplementary process fees

Allowance of Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction (Section 466 - M.G.L. c. 185C, §19) $90.00
Entry of Action filed (Section 466 - M.G.L. c. 185C, §19) $120.00 plus
$15.00 surcharge =$135.00
Third Party Complaint and Motion to Intervene as Plaintiff $120.00

Small claims filing fees

Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $500 or less
$30 plus $10 surcharge = $40
Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $501 - $2000
$40 plus $10 surcharge = $50
Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $2001 - $5000
$90 plus $10 surcharge = $100
Section 468 - M.G.L. c. 218, §22
For Claims of $5001 - $7000

For Claims of $5001 - $7000 $140 plus $10 surcharge = $150

Uniform schedule of fees

Affidavit of Creditor under Chapter 224, §6 $25.00
Approving or Disapproving by Court of Sureties on Bonds or Recognizance, except Approval of Appeal or Removal Bonds filed in Small Claims or other Civil Actions $20.00
Attested Copy of Court Documents, Records, including Docket Sheets, Papers in Possession and Under the Control of Clerk, Register, or Recorder $2.50 per page
Blank Subpoena for One (1) or More Witnesses $5.00
Blank Summons other than Summons in Small Claims or Incident to Petition for Victim Compensation, Blank Writ, except Writ of Habeas Corpus $5.00
Certificate of Orders, Decrees, Rulings, Judgments or Other Proceeding $20.00
Notice to Creditor of Debtor's Desire for Examination under Chapter 224, §6 $20.00
Recording of Notarial Commission
Certification of Notarized Document Used in Another State or Foreign Country
$15.00
$5.00
Taking and Recording Recognizance under Chap. 256 $20.00
Tape Cassette Recordings of Proceedings $50.00 plus $0.50 postage per ninety (90) minutes of recording or part thereof
Transcript of Judgment $50.00
Unattested Copy of Court Documents, Records, Papers in Possession and Under the Control of Clerk, Register or Recorder $1.00 per page
Writ of Habeas Corpus $15.00

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