Types of public electronic case information accessible in person

Find out what case types are available through the public access terminals located 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
  • Marihuana/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

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
  • Marihuana/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

All scanned or e-filed documents in all regular civil, small claims, summary process and supplementary process cases will now be available on public access terminals. Scanned documents in certain case types, including restraining orders, harassment prevention orders, mental health cases, and applications for criminal complaint will not be made available on public access terminals.

Housing Court

  • Civil
  • Small claims
  • Summary process
  • Supplementary process
  • Ticket hearings
  • Utility warrants

Land Court

  • Miscellaneous
  • Permit
  • Registration
  • Servicemembers (through 2014)
  • Servicemembers (as of 2015)
  • Severed
  • Subsequent
  • Tax lien
  • Other court

Probate & Family Court

  • Change of name
  • Domestic relations — Custody, support, parenting time, other
  • Equity — Partition, complaint, petition 
  • Estates and administration
  • Guardianships
  • Joint petition
  • Paternity — Managed, equity
  • Probate — Abuse/ conservator managed, other
  • 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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