Public access to District Court events in the New Bedford Division

Public access to District Court events is available in real time by calling the Public Access Telephone Lines listed below.

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How to listen to a District Court event

To listen to a District Court Department event via a Public Access Telephone Line, follow these steps:

1.    Identify the assigned session on the District Court Department’s Daily List Report published on the court’s website (see below example)

Sample District Court daily list

2.    Call the toll free number (listed below) for the assigned session.

3.    When prompted, enter the Participant Passcode, including the # symbol on your telephone.

4.    You will be connected to the audio for the event once the event begins.  You are receiving audio only and will be unable to participate in the event.

Per SJC Rule 1:19, you are strictly prohibited from making any unauthorized recording of the hearing.    

Public access telephone lines

Courtroom name Session name Toll free number Participant code
Courtroom 1 Arraignment (new arrests), Miscellaneous Sessions (866) 836-6461 9529762#
Courtroom 2 Pretrial Session (866) 707-8430 1062153#
Courtroom 4 Arraignment (custodies), Videoconference, Zoom Sessions (866) 703-6545 8474277#



Clerk’s Office & Probation Department (508) 999-9700


Criminal and Civil Matters (508) 990-8094
Small Claims (508) 990-9332


75 N. Sixth St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Last updated: August 13, 2020