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Types of cases available to the public online

Find out which types of cases are available to the public through masscourts.org.

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Overview

Below are the specific types of information you can find through masscourts.org. Please note that most criminal cases are only available by docket number. If you're searching by docket number, make sure you enter the number exactly how it appears. 

To learn how to use masscourts.org, please see How to search court dockets.

Boston Municipal Court

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Small claims
  • Summary process
  • Supplementary process

District Court

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Small claims
  • Summary process
  • Supplementary process

Housing Court

  • Civil
  • Small claims
  • Summary process
  • Supplementary process

Land Court

  • Miscellaneous
  • Permit
  • Registration
  • Servicemembers 
  • Severed
  • Subsequent
  • Tax lien
  • Other court

Under a pilot, document images are available in the majority of Land Court case types where case documents and records have been digitally imaged, but images are unavailable for documents or records that are impounded.

Probate & Family Court

  • Change of name managed
  • Domestic relations custody, support, and parenting time
  • Domestic relations
  • Domestic relations/other
  • Equity – partition
  • Equity complaint
  • Equity petition
  • Estates and administration
  • Guardianship managed
  • Joint petition
  • Paternity managed 
  • Paternity in equity
  • Probate abuse/conservator managed
  • Probate other
  • Special immigration juvenile status
  • Wills for safekeeping

Superior Court

Civil case types:

  • Administrative civil actions
  • Actions involving the state/ municipality
  • Business litigation
  • Civil actions with incarcerated party
  • Contract/business cases
  • Equitable remedies
  • Miscellaneous civil actions
  • Real property
  • Torts

Criminal case types:

  • Criminal complaints
  • Indictments
  • Probation transfers

Images are available for some docket entries.

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