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Housing Court

Summary Process, Small Claims and Supplementary process matters are now available for eFiling. Efiling for Civil cases will be introduced on August 17, 2020. For more information, please see the section below titled ‘eFiling in the Housing Court’.

Housing Court remote services

The Housing Court has made available virtual front counters where court users are able to receive face-to-face virtual assistance from the Clerk’s Office and Housing Specialist Department. To learn more about the​ Housing Court's virtual front counters and other virtual court services, please see the page Remote court services. 

Contact Us


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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