Essex County Court

Find Essex 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.


Essex Superior Court 34 Federal Street Salem MA 01970 978-744-5500


Gloucester District Court 197 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930 978-283-2620

Haverhill District Court 45 Ginty Boulevard Haverhill MA 01830 978-373-4151

Ipswich District Court 188 State Street Newburyport MA 01950 978-462-2652

Lawrence District Court 2 Appleton Street Lawrence MA 01840 978-687-7184

Lynn District Court 580 Essex Street Lynn MA 01901 781-598-5200

Newburyport District Court 188 State Street Newburyport MA 01950 978-462-3511

Peabody District Court 1 Lowell Street Court Peabody MA 01960 978-532-3100

Salem District Court 65 Washington Street Salem MA 01970 978-744-4681

What is a Court?

A court is a means of dispute resolution, judgment, or adjudication. A court's responsibilities include criminal, administrative, and civil matters. Types of courts include federal, state, district, superior, common, circuit, judicial, divorce, probate, appeals, traffic, family, and small claims. When a court hears a case, it tasks each side with providing evidence to support their claims. A judge and jury look at the evidence and supporting law to reach a decision regarding the case.

Courts are found everywhere from small towns to major cities. Each state and federal jurisdiction in the U.S. has its own courts. All of these lower courts are under the final jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Federal courts are divided into trial courts and administrative courts, and state courts are divided into county courts and appellate courts in accordance with local laws.