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Types of public case information available in person

Find out what case types are available through the public access terminals in the courthouses.

Table of Contents

Boston Municipal Court

  • Abuse prevention order
  • Administrative appeals
  • Administrative search warrant
  • Appeal
  • Civil — Bicycle infraction (BCI), bicycle infraction (BMV), motor vehicle
  • Dog control civil infraction
  • Environmental civil infraction
  • Inquest
  • Legacy civil MV infraction
  • MBTA smoking infraction
  • Marijuana/THC possession infractions
  • Marriage waiver
  • Motorboat civil infraction
  • Municipal ordinance/ bylaw civil infractions
  • Non-support
  • Pedestrian civil infraction
  • Rubbish disposal civil infraction
  • Small claims
  • State building code or fire code civil infraction
  • State park/forest/rec area civil infraction
  • Summary process (eviction)
  • Supplementary process

District Court

  • Abuse prevention order
  • Administrative appeals
  • Administrative search warrant
  • Appeal
  • Civil — Bicycle infraction (BCI), bicycle infraction (BMV), motor vehicle
  • Dog control civil infraction
  • Environmental civil infraction
  • Inquest
  • Legacy civil MV infraction
  • MBTA smoking infraction
  • Marijuana/THC possession infractions
  • Marriage waiver
  • Motorboat civil infraction
  • Municipal ordinance/bylaw civil infractions
  • Non-support
  • Pedestrian civil infraction
  • Rubbish disposal civil infraction
  • Small claims
  • State building code or fire code civil infraction
  • State park/forest/rec area civil infraction
  • Summary process
  • Supplementary process

Scanned or eFiled documents for certain case types are available on public access terminals.

Case types where documents are available

  • Civil
  • Small claims
  • Summary process (eviction)
  • Supplementary process

Case types where documents are not available

  • Restraining orders
  • Harassment prevention orders
  • Mental health cases
  • Applications for criminal complaint

Housing Court

  • Civil
  • Small claims
  • Summary process (eviction)
  • Supplementary process
  • Ticket hearings
  • Utility warrants

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. Images aren’t available for impounded documents or records.

Probate & Family Court

  • Adoption (only available to parties)
  • Change of name
  • Child welfare (only available to parties)
  • Domestic relations - divorce
  • Domestic relations - custody, support, parenting time
  • Domestic relations - other
  • Equity 
  • Estates and administration
  • Guardianships
  • Joint petition
  • Probate abuse/conservatorship
  • Protection from abuse
  • 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
  • Legacy SDP
  • Miscellaneous civil actions
  • Real property
  • Torts

Criminal case types:

  • Bail petitions
  • Criminal complaints
  • Indictments
  • Probation transfers
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