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Charlestown Division Court

Address
3 City Square Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone
617-242-5400
Fax
617-242-1677
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards or docket books. State law requires records be retained for 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Fax, mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Dorchester District Court

Address
510 Washington St Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone
617-288-9500 x6
Fax
617-436-8250
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released
General Note
Send fax request to 'Attention Records Department.'

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards or docket books to 1950's; on computer since 1998. State law requires records be retained for 20 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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East Boston District Court

Address
37 Meridian St East Boston, MA 02128
Phone
617-569-7550 x5
Fax
617-561-4988
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony Pre-lims, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released
General Note
Includes East Boston and Winthrop.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards or docket books, computerized since 1997. State law requires records be retained 20 years

Record Retrieval Methods

In person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Roxbury District Court

Address
85 Warren St Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone
617-427-7000
Fax
617-541-0286
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released

Criminal Records

Required Information

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

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards or docket books since 1981; on computer back to 1999. Records retained 10 years.

Record Retrieval Methods

Fax, mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Superior Court - Criminal

Address
Superior Court Clerk Three Pemberton Sq, 14th Fl Boston, MA 02108
Phone
617-788-8160
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony
General Note
Includes Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1991, index cards and books from 1950, archived from 1864

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Boston Municipal Court - Central Division

Address
Office of Clerk-Magistrate 24 New Chardon St, 6th Fl Boston, MA 02114
Fax
617-788-8465
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No impounded records released
General Note
Small Claims phone number 617-788-8411. Misdemeanor records are located on the 6th Fl in a separate index.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1995; only court searches those records. Public can search prior records on index cards.

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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South Boston Division

Address
535 E Broadway #F2 South Boston, MA 02127
Phone
617-268-9292/9293
Fax
617-268-7321
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile or medical records released

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, address, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards or docket books. Records go back 20 years; from 2000 on computer

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search, address

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West Roxbury District Court

Address
445 Arborway Courthouse Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone
617-971-1200
Fax
617-983-0243
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released
General Note
Includes West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Parts of Mission Hill, and Mattapan sections of Boston.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards or docket books. State law requires records be retained for 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

In person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search, type of civil action; also helpful: address

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Brighton District Court

Address
52 Academy Hill Rd Brighton, MA 02135
Phone
617-782-6521
Fax
617-254-2127
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No sealed or impounded records released
General Note
Includes Allston and Brighton. Also known as Brighton District Court.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Computerized records from 1990, criminal records on index cards or docket books back to 1978. State law requires records be retained for 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Chelsea District Court

Address
120 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone
617-660-9200
Fax
617-660-9215
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No closed cases, impounded, sealed, mental health commitment, alcoholic or victim of sexual offense records released
General Note
Includes Chelsea and Revere.

Criminal Records

Required Information

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

Years Available

Criminal records indexed on cards or docket books back to 1900; on computer back to 1990.

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Suffolk County Court Recorder Offices

Suffolk Register of Deeds

Address
Suffolk County PO Box 9660 Boston, MA 02114-9660
Phone
617-788-8575
Fax
617-720-4163
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1979.

Courier Offices

Address
24 New Chardon St. Town Hall Boston, MA 02114

County Assessor

Phone
617-788-8575

Treasurer

Phone
617-788-8575

Elections

Appraiser
617-788-8575

Vital

Appraiser
617-788-8575