Find forms, fees and guidance for proceedings in the District Court
Rules and standing orders that govern practice before the District Court.
Revised June 2018
If you cannot pay for court fees and costs, you may be able to have the state pay for them.
Learn about the Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division and its proceedings.
Small claims courts provide a simple, informal and inexpensive option for resolving cases where the claim is $7,000 or less.
Learn how to respond to traffic tickets and what the court process is like.
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.
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.
A resource of information if you are considering representing yourself in a civil case in a Massachusetts trial court.
Find out which courts serve your city or town.
Find out what you need to do if you get a ticket for a non-criminal infraction or violation.
The Massachusetts Trial Court offers alternative dispute resolution to assist parties in a settling cases without the need for trial.
Interpreters looking to work with the Office of Court Interpreter Services must understand the organization's expected ethical standards.
Learn more about the Office of Court Interpreter Services here.
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.