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Boston Municipal Court Department Forms & Resources 

Find forms, fees and guidance for proceedings in the BMC

Boston Municipal Court Rules and Standing Orders 

Rules and standing orders that govern practice before the Boston Municipal Court (BMC).

Small Claims 

Small claims courts provide a simple, informal and inexpensive option for resolving cases where the claim is $7,000 or less.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders 

An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is an order from a judge that suspends a person’s license to possess or carry a gun.

Commitment of a Person Abusing Alcohol and/or Drugs (Section 35) 

Find out what a Section 35 petition is, who can request one, who is eligible for one, and what treatment is like.

Indigency (waiver of court fees) 

If you cannot pay for court fees and costs, you may be able to have the state pay for them.

Legal Assistance 

There are a variety of resources available for litigants seeking legal guidance and professionals offering services.

Bail 

Find out what bail is, how it works, how it’s set, the bail process, bail types and conditions, and more.

Understanding the Criminal Court Process 

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.

Traffic Tickets 

Learn how to respond to traffic tickets and what the court process is like.

Non-Criminal Tickets  

Find out what you need to do if you get a ticket for a non-criminal infraction or violation.

ADA Accessibility at the Courts 

Learn more about our accessibility policies and aids within the Courts.

Order the Audio of a Court Proceeding 

Learn how to request an audio recording of a court proceeding.

Model Jury Instructions 

The Massachusetts Court System's jury instructions are written statements that explain the jury's role and laws that apply to the specific case.

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