If a trial court judge has ordered you to be evicted, use this form to appeal the trial court judge's order and ask the appeals court to prevent your eviction.
Before using this form, you must ask for a Stay in the Housing Court.
If you have not already done so, you can use this form to download a Notice of Appeal and file a Waiver of Appeal Bond.
To use this form, you will need relevant Housing Court documents including:
For more information on what you need to file an appeal, view the Housing Appeal Guide.
Use this form if you would like a single justice of the Appeals Court to review a decision made by the trial court judge that is not a final judgment of the court. The law that allows for this is G.L. c. 231, s. 118, paragraph 1.
You can only seek review of an order of the trial court within 30 days of the trial court judge's decision.
This form will be sent to a single justice of the appeals court for review.
If you cannot meet the current due date to serve and file your brief you may use this form to ask the Appeals Court for more time.
This interview will help you tell the court:
A copy of the motion must be served on all other parties to the appeal.
The Appeals Court is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can reach the Appeals Court by email at MacClerkMatter@Jud.State.Ma.Us.
The public can call the Helpline to ask general questions about their civil and criminal cases and help them navigate the court system while the court system remains closed to the public except for emergency matters. The Helpline will be staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For emergency matters, court users should first call their local court Clerk's or Register's Offices. Contact numbers for individual courts and offices can be found online on the Courthouse Locator page. Emergency matters include: emergency protection and harassment prevention orders; arraignments of new arrests; bail reviews; dangerousness hearings; mental health commitment orders; care and protection orders; and other matters. Each department of the Trial Court issued Standing Orders that contain full lists of emergency matters.