Places that Help: Massachusetts

Sheriff Departments

Updated: 
March 20, 2015

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Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser.  In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department.  You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure.  For a list of Massachusetts courts, check the MA Courthouse Locations page on our site.  Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in Massachusetts, as gathered by the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association.

 

Barnstable

Berkshire

Bristol

Dukes

Essex

Franklin

Hampden

Hampshire

Middlesex

Nantucket

Norfolk

Plymouth

Suffolk

Worcester