Find forms, fees and guidance for proceedings in the BMC
Rules and standing orders that govern practice before the Boston Municipal Court (BMC).
Small claims courts provide a simple, informal and inexpensive option for resolving cases where the claim is $7,000 or less.
An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is an order from a judge that suspends a person’s license to possess or carry a gun.
Find out what a Section 35 petition is, who can request one, who is eligible for one, and what treatment is like.
If you cannot pay for court fees and costs, you may be able to have the state pay for them.
There are a variety of resources available for litigants seeking legal guidance and professionals offering services.
Find out what bail is, how it works, how it’s set, the bail process, bail types and conditions, and more.
Find guidance and information to help you understand more about the criminal court process and criminal cases. This information can't replace advice from an attorney.
Learn how to respond to traffic tickets and what the court process is like.
Find out what you need to do if you get a ticket for a non-criminal infraction or violation.
Learn more about our accessibility policies and aids within the Courts.
Learn how to request an audio recording of a court proceeding.
The Massachusetts Court System's jury instructions are written statements that explain the jury's role and laws that apply to the specific case.