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Lynn District Court

Address
580 Essex St Lynn, MA 01901
Phone
781-598-5200
Fax
781-598-4350
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile, impounded or sealed records released
General Note
Includes Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1997, on index cards from 1983, docket books from appx 1900. Records older than 15 years are difficult to find an

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Newburyport District Court 22

Address
188 State St Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone
978-462-2652
Fax
978-463-0438
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile or impounded records released
General Note
Includes Amesbury, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards from 1983, prior archived in Worcester

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Peabody District Court 86

Address
1 Lowell St Courthouse Peabody, MA 01960
Phone
978-532-3100
Fax
978-531-8524
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile or impounded records released
General Note
Includes Lynnfield and Peabody.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records stored in office for 10 years, prior stored in basement and are difficult to find

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Salem District Court 36

Address
65 Washington St Salem, MA 01970
Phone
978-744-1167
Fax
978-744-3211
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile or impounded records released
General Note
Includes Beverly, Danvers, Manchester by the Sea, Middleton, and Salem.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards and docket books

Record Retrieval Methods

In person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Gloucester District Court

Address
197 Main St Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone
978-283-2620 x4
Fax
978-283-8784
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released
General Note
Includes Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records go back to 1975

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB.

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Haverhill District Court

Address
PO Box 1389 Haverhill, MA 01831
Phone
978-373-4151
Fax
978-521-6886
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile, sealed cases, confidential records released
General Note
Includes Boxford, Bradford, Georgetown, Groveland, and Haverhill.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards from 1992, computerized since 2000. Non-active in storage

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, fax, mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Ipswich District Court

Address
188 State St Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone
978-462-2652
Fax
978-462-5641
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released
General Note
Includes Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield, and Wenham.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards from 1979

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Lawrence District Court

Address
2 Appleton St. Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone
978-687-7184
Fax
978-687-0794
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No medical, police reports, impounded, juvenile records released
General Note
Includes Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards from 1983, docket books from 1900, on computer since 1999

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Superior Court - Salem

Address
34 Federal St Salem, MA 01970
Phone
978-744-5500
Fax
978-741-0691
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000
Restricted Records
Impounded cases are not released
Civil Note
Online access for attorneys and law firms only with registration at www.ma-trialcourts.org/tcic/.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Criminal computer records go back to 1985

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Superior Court - Newburyport

Address
145 High St Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone
978-462-4474
Fax
978-462-0432
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000
Restricted Records
No impounded records released
Civil Note
Online only for attorneys and law firms at www.ma-trialcourts.org/tcic/.
General Note
All finished criminal record files are in Salem and civil case records Session A in Salem, Session B in Newburyport and Session C & D in Lawrence. This court suggest to search at the main office in Salem.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Essex County Court Recorder Offices

County Register of Deeds

Address
Essex County (Northern District) 354 Merrimack St, #304 Lawrence, MA 01843-1755
Phone
978-683-2745
Fax
978-681-5409
Hours
8AM-4:30PM (recording until 4PM)
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1981.

Courier Offices

Address
354 Merrimack St, #304 Lawrence, MA 01843-1755

County Assessor

Phone
978-794-5790

Treasurer

Phone
978-683-2745

County Register of Deeds

Address
Essex County (Southern District) 45 Congress St #4100 Salem, MA 01970
Phone
978-741-0201
Fax
978-744-5865
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1951.

Courier Offices

Address
45 Congress St #4100 Salem, MA 01970

County Assessor

Phone
978-741-0200