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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 4, 2011

Courthouse Locations


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our MA Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our MA Where to Find Help page.


Barnstable County

District court
3195 Main St.
Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone: (508) 375-6600
Towns in this court's jurisdiction: Barnstable County, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Sandwich

District Court
161 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: (508)495-1500 x225

District Court
237 Rock Harbor Road
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: (508) 255-4700 x140
Phone: Victim Witness Advocate: (508) 255-4700 x107

Berkshire County

District Court
9 Gilmore Ave
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: (413) 528-3520 (choose option for clerk’s office)

District court
111 Holden Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 663-5339 x209

District Court
24 Wendell Ave
Po BOX 875
Pittsfield, MA 01202-875
Phone: (413) 442-5468 (choose option for criminal clerk’s office)

Bristol County

District Court
88 N. Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: (508) 222-5900 x392
Towns in this court's jurisdiction: Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton

District Court
186 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: (508) 491- 3235

District Court
75 N. Sixth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 999-9700 x329
Phone: Victim Witness Advocate: (508) 997-0784
Town's in this court's jurisdiction: Bristol County, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, New Bedford, Westport

District Court
120 Cohannet Street
Taunton, MA 02707
Phone: (508) 977-6124

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