Appeals Court Fees

List of fees charged by the Appeals Court for filing civil and criminal appeals, single justice motions, copies, electronic court documents, and CDs of oral argument.

Appeals Court Fees

Fee Type Amount Statutory Authority/Rule
Entering Appeal $300.00 G. L. c. 262, § 4; Mass.R.A.P. 10(a)(1)
Entering Civil Single Justice Motion or Petition $315.00 G. L. c. 262, §§ 4 & 4C.
Entering Criminal Single Justice Motion $300.00 G. L. c. 262, § 4.
Issuance of an injunction or restraining order $90.00 G. L. c. 262, § 4.
Photocopy (per page) $0.05 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
Certified/Attested Copy (per page) $2.50 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
Computer print out (per page) $0.05 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
PDF or other electronic document (per document) $5.00 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
Additional fee to send a CD of electronic document(s) by U.S. Mail $4.00 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.
CD-ROM of Oral Argument (see below) $50.50 Administrative Office of the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of Fees - G. L. c. 262, § 4B.

The Appeals Court will accept cash, check, money order, or credit card payments in person at the counter in the Clerk's Office. Any check or money order shall be made payable to the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Payments by check or money order may also be mailed to: Appeals Court Clerk's Office, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Suite 1200, Boston, MA 02108. You may request that any PDF or other electronic document which is below 10 MB be emailed to an address that you specify.

Purchase CDs of Oral Arguments

A CD containing an oral argument before a panel or single justice of the Appeals Court can be purchased by credit card for $50.50.

IMPORTANT:  The only recordings available for purchase are of oral arguments conducted by a panel or single justice of the Appeals Court on or after March 1, 2005.

Arguments Held Outside the John Adams Courthouse:  If the argument was held at a location outside the John Adams Courthouse, then it is possible the argument was not recorded.  Before you purchase a recording, please determine the location of the argument by reviewing the docket online. If the argument was not held at the John Adams Courthouse, please call the Clerk's Office at (617) 723-1516 to verify that a recording exists.  

Your order will be processed and the CD mailed to you within three business days of purchase.

Order CDs here.

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