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New Bedford District Court


75 N. Sixth St., New Bedford, MA 02740


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


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

Details of New Bedford District Court

Overview of New Bedford District Court

This court serves Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, New Bedford, and Westport.

Hours for New Bedford District Court

Monday - Friday:
8:30 am-4:30 pm

Parking at New Bedford District Court

There is metered street parking and a paid parking garage available for the public.

Public Transportation

The New Bedford District Court is accessible by the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority.

Services at New Bedford District Court

This location has an Adult Drug Court

Accessibility at New Bedford District Court

Please contact one of the ADA coordinators below for more information regarding ADA accessibility at this court location.

Tom Alfonse 
Phone: 508-999-9700 
Fax: 508-990-8094 
email: thomas.alfonse@jud.state.ma.us

Patrick Walsh
Phone: 508-999-9377
Fax: 508-990-8094 
email: patrick.walsh@jud.state.ma.us

Jurors Only

For assistance, please contact the Office of Jury Commissioner at 1-800-THE-JURY (843-5879) or JurorHelp@jud.state.ma.us
TTY: 1-800-328-3202

Restrictions at New Bedford District Court

No cell phones, or other electronic devices, including:

  • Laptop or notebook computers
  • Computer tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Bluetooth and other similar devices

(Exceptions: Employees, Police, Attorneys, and Jurors)

Read the Trial Court policy on using cameras and electronic devices.

More info for New Bedford District Court

Judge's Lobby

Hon. Douglas Darnbrough,  First Justice

Clerk's Office

Peter J. Thomas, Clerk-Magistrate

Probation Department

Donald Chausse, Chief Probation Officer