Berkshire County Court

Find Berkshire County Massachusetts courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Berkshire Superior Court 76 East Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413-499-7487


Northern Berkshire District Court 111 Holden Street North Adams MA 01247 413-663-5339

Pittsfield District Court 24 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield MA 01201 413-442-5468

Southern Berkshire District Court 9 Gilmore Avenue Great Barrington MA 01230 413-528-3520

How do I file a small claims suit?

The process and rules for filing a small claims suit vary from state to state with regard to the dollar limit for small claims, the statute of limitations for filing a claim, and whether you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer. Contact the court that handles small claims in your state for details on the process for filing a claim and to obtain the proper forms.

Are there fees for filing a small claims suit?

Filing fees are generally between $30 and $100. In addition to filing fees, other costs may include service fees for serving the complaint to the defendant and collection fees if the court assists in collecting the judgment.

What is mediation?

Mediation is an alternative to going before a judge in a suit. Many small claims courts sponsor or make referrals to mediation programs where the plaintiff and defendant meet with a neutral third person to help resolve the dispute without going to court.