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

About Courts

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.