Essex County Court Records Directory

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Essex County, Massachusetts Court Directory

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Below is a directory of court locations in Essex County. Links for online court records and other free court resources are provided for each court, where available. If you’re not sure which court you’re looking for, learn more about the Massachusetts court system.

Superior Courts in Essex County

District Courts in Essex County

Gloucester District Court
197 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-283-2620
Fax: 978-283-8784

Gloucester District Court has jurisdiction over cases for the cities and towns of Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.
Haverhill District Court
45 James P. Ginty Boulevard, Haverhill, MA 01831
Phone: 978-373-4151

Haverhill District Court has jurisdiction over cases for the cities and towns of Boxford, Bradford, Georgetown, Groveland, and Haverhill.
Ipswich District Court
188 State Road, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-462-2652
Fax: 978-462-5641

Ipswich District Court has jurisdiction over cases for the cities and towns of Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield, and Wenham.
Lawrence District Court
Fenton Judicial Center
2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-687-7184 ext. 7304 (Civil)
Fax: 978-975-3171 (Civil)
Phone: 978-687-7184 ext. 7303 (Criminal)
Fax: 978-687-0794 (Criminal)

Lawrence District Court has jurisdiction over cases for the cities and towns of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover.
Lynn District Court
580 Essex Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 781-598-5200
Fax: 781-598-4350

Lynn District Court has jurisdiction over cases for the cities and towns of Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott.
Peabody District Court
1 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-532-3100
Fax: 978-531-8524

Peabody District Court has jurisdiction over cases for the towns of Lynnfield and Peabody.
Salem District Court
56 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-744-1167

Salem District Court had jurisdiction over cases for the cities and towns of Beverly, Danvers, Manchester by the Sea, Middleton, and Salem.

Probate and Family Courts in Essex County

Essex County Probate and Family Court - Lawrence
2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-686-9692
Fax: 978-687-3694

The Essex County Probate and Family Court has jurisdiction over probate and family court cases in the following cities and towns: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.
Essex County Probate and Family Court - Salem
45 Congress Street, Suite 170, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-744-1020

The Essex County Probate and Family Court has jurisdiction over probate and family court cases in the following cities and towns: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex,Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury. There is a separate full time session court in Lawrence.

Housing Courts in Essex County

Northeast Housing Court - Lawrence
Fenton Judicial Center
2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-689-7833

The Northeast Housing Court also has jurisdiction over the following towns located in Middlesex County: Acton, Ayer, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, Lowell, Maynard, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford.
Northeast Housing Court - Salem
56 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-825-4920

This office is only open Wednesday mornings. The Northeast Housing Court also has jurisdiction over the following towns located in Middlesex County: Acton, Ayer, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, Lowell, Maynard, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford.

Juvenile Courts in Essex County

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