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Thursday, Jun. 4, 2009
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News from the Courts

Attleboro District Court continues to be closed; Winchendon District Court relocated to Gardner

 

Attleboro District Court continutes to be closed

Civil business assigned to Wrentham District Court; criminal business assigned to Taunton District Court


The Attleboro District Court and Juvenile Court continues to be closed following a May 18 fire in the North Main St. courthouse. A fire restoration company is cleaning and repairing the damaged areas of the courthouse. Jurors who were scheduled to report to the Attleboro courthouse should not report for juror service.

As of Monday, June 1, some Attleboro District Court business is being conducted in the Wrentham District Court. Civil matters involving evictions, supplementary process, small claims, civil motor vehicle infractions, civil motions and civil trials are held in the Wrentham District Court. Civil filings for the Attleboro District Court shall be filed at the Wrentham location.

All other criminal matters, including arraignments, pre-trial hearings, motions, trials and criminal show cause hearing will continue to take place in the Taunton District Court. Restraining orders will be heard in the Taunton District Court. Criminal filings for the Attleboro District Court shall be filed in the Taunton location. Attleboro Juvenile Court business will continue to be conducted in Taunton Juvenile Court. 

Anyone with questions may still call the Attleboro District Court at (508) 222-5900 for further instructions.

  • The Wrentham District Court is located at 60 East St., Wrentham. The telephone number is (508) 384-3106.
  • The Taunton District Court is located at 120 Cohannet St., Taunton. The telephone number is (508) 977-6156.
  • The Taunton Juvenile Court is located in the same building as the Taunton Superior Court, 9 Court St., Taunton. The telephone number is (508) 824-0609.
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Winchendon District Court relocated to Gardner

The Winchendon District Court will relocate at the close of business on Friday, June 19. It will open on Monday, June 22, at its new location within the courthouse of the Gardner District Court at 108 Matthews St., Gardner. The temporary relocation is an expense reduction measure in response to the statewide economic decline which has severely impacted the Commonwealth's FY10 budget.

The telephone and fax numbers for the Winchendon District Court will not change. The main number for the court is (978) 297-0156 and the fax number is (978) 297-0161. The Probation office can be reached at (978) 297-0158. The new mailing address is 108 Matthews St., Gardner, MA 01440.

 

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