Last updated: November 7, 2013
Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, as well as the home of the Fitchburg State University and the historic Rollstone Boulder. If you are a Fitchburg resident with court business, below you will find a list of courthouses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Worcester. The Fitchburg District Court handles a broad range of legal matters, including small claims, civil cases with a likelihood of less than $25,000 recovery, all violations of town ordinances, misdemeanors and felonies punishable by a sentence of five years or less. For more serious legal matters arising in or near Fitchburg, such as complex civil cases or serious criminal cases, you will head to the Worcester Superior Court. Also in Worcester, the Donohue Federal Building handles legal issues and cases that require a federal court, such as filing for bankruptcy. For questions about self-representation, court rules and more, visit the online self-help center for the Massachusetts court system.
Note: This court handles violations of town ordinances, traffic issues, small claims, criminal misdemeanors and some felonies. The Juvenile Court Department, Worcester County Division, Fitchburg Session is also located in this building, and the Worcester Housing Court has a satellite location at this courthouse.
Note: The Leominster District Court handles similar types of cases as the Fitchburg District Court arising in Leominster.
Note: The Superior Court has jurisdiction over all criminal cases, including serious felonies, and civil cases. This courthouse also handles a broad range of other issues arising in Worcester County.
Note: The Donohue Federal Building houses the Worcester Branch of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The U.S. district courts hear cases that involve federal law or parties from multiple states. This building also houses the Worcester branch of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts.