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Housing Court

To speak virtually with a member of a Housing Court division’s Clerk’s Office or Housing Specialist Department, click on the “Virtual Front Counters” link, available on each division’s location page and our ‘Housing Court Resources’ page. For information and resources that may benefit both landlords and tenants, such as Emergency Rental & Mortgage Assistance, Lawyer for the Day Program, and other resources, please see the ‘Housing Court Resources’ page, linked below.

Sign up for Housing Court text reminders

Parties may now sign up to receive text-message reminders of their court event(s) scheduled in a specific Housing Court case.  Such reminders will be sent to their cell phone 4 days before, and 1 day before, their scheduled court event(s). This service is offered by the Court as a courtesy only and should not be the only means relied upon for notice or reminder of an upcoming court event or appearance. To sign up for text message reminders, please complete the eReminder Court Date Notification Form.

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Administrative Office
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

Who we serve

The Housing Court Department handles all matters involving residential housing such as eviction cases, small claims cases, and civil actions involving personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, discrimination, as well as code enforcement actions and appeals of local zoning board decisions that affect residential housing. The Housing Court’s mission is to adjudicate all matters presented by litigants within its jurisdiction regarding housing in a fair, efficient and timely manner according to the rule of law and the facts presented. Led by Chief Justice Timothy F. Sullivan, the Housing Court currently has 15 judges and they sit in 6 divisions Central, Eastern, Metro South, Northeast, Southeast, and Western.


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