Suffolk County Public Index (Massachusetts)

Search for Suffolk County, MA public indexes. A public index search provides information on vital documents, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, court cases, legal disputes, criminal trials, traffic court violations, family court cases, misdemeanor charges, felony charges, criminal sentences, plea bargains, settlements, court records, case information, property records, property tax reports, property appraisals, government publications, and public documents.


Suffolk County Courts act as judicial bodies to resolve legal disputes, including civil and criminal cases in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. They may also provide a searchable public index of Suffolk County court records, including case information, trial outcomes, and any sentences, plea bargains, or settlements. Suffolk County public indexes allow searches by name or business name, by case number, or by court or case type, which can provide information on misdemeanors and felonies, traffic court violations, family court cases, divorce records, and appeal records. Many Courts provide online access to the Suffolk County public index.

Boston Municipal Court Boston MA 24 New Chardon Street 02114 617-788-8400

Brighton District Court Boston MA 52 Academy Hill Road 02135

Center District Court Boston MA 24 New Chardon Street 02114 617-788-8700

Charlestown District Court Boston MA 3 City Square 02129 617-242-5400

Chelsea District Court Chelsea MA 120 Broadway 02150 617-660-9357

Dorchester District Court Boston MA 510 Washington Street 02124 617-288-9500

East Boston District Court Boston MA 37 Meridian Street 02128 617-569-7550

Roxbury District Court Boston MA 85 Warren Street 02119 617-427-7000

South Boston District Court Boston MA 535 East Broadway 02127 617-268-8305

Suffolk County Superior Court Boston MA 3 Pemberton Square 02108 617-788-8160


Suffolk County Libraries collect and store documents and multimedia records which they make available to the public in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. A Library, especially a state library or municipal library, may also store public records. Libraries often make these records available through a public index, or a searchable database to locate Suffolk County government agency reports, government publications, vital records, and other public documents. These records can be used to find information on any individual or business, look up government documents, or conduct a background check, and Suffolk County public indexes may be available on the Library website.

Alumni Medical Library Boston MA 72 East Concord Street 02118 617-638-4230

Arnold Arboretum Boston MA 125 Arborway 02130 617-524-1718

Associated Grantmakers Boston MA 133 Federal Street 02110 617-426-2606

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center Boston MA 25 Harvard Way 02163 617-495-6040

Boston Library Consortium, Inc. Boston MA 10 Milk Street 02108 617-262-0380

Boston Public Library - Brighton Branch Boston MA 40 Academy Hill Road 02135 617-782-6032

Boston Public Library - Honan-Allston Branch Boston MA 300 North Harvard Street 02134 617-787-6313

Boston Public Library - Roslindale Branch Boston MA 4246 Washington Street 02131 617-323-2343

Boston Public Library - West Roxbury Branch Boston MA 1961 Centre Street 02132 617-325-3147

Congregational Library Boston MA 14 Beacon Street 02108 617-523-0470

East Boston Branch Library Boston MA 365 Bremen Street 02128 617-569-0271

Forsyth Institute Boston MA 140 Fenway 02115 617-262-5200

Insurance Library Association of Boston Boston MA 156 State Street 02109 617-227-2087

Library Commissioners Board Boston MA 648 Beacon Street 02215 617-267-9400

Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library Boston MA 1350 Blue Hill Avenue 02126 617-298-9218

Mugar Memorial Library Boston MA 771 Commonwealth Avenue 02215 617-353-3710

Pappas Law Library Boston MA 765 Commonwealth Avenue 02215 617-353-3151

Revere Public Library Revere MA 179 Beach Street 02151 781-286-8380

Social Law Library Boston MA 1 Pemberton Square 02108 617-226-1500

Temple Israel Boston MA 477 Longwood Avenue 02215 617-566-3960

The Bostonian Society Boston MA 206 Washington Street 02109 617-720-1713

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Boston MA 200 Massachusetts Avenue 02115 617-450-7000


Suffolk County Archives preserve documents and other records that hold historical significance in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. They may also keep public records such as Suffolk County birth certificates, property sale records, and historical maps. Archives may provide a public index to search for their documents by type, location, name, or business name. These public indexes can also provide information on historic property boundaries, death certificates, and criminal records, making them valuable resources for conducting Suffolk County genealogical research. Archives may provide access to the Suffolk County public index on their website.

Boston American Jewish Historical Archive Boston MA 101 Newbury Street 02116 617-226-1245

Boston Archive Boston MA 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard 02125 617-727-2816

Boston Archive Boston MA 30 Millstone Road 02136 617-664-8679

Boston Public Records Archive Boston MA 1 Ashburton Place 02108 617-727-2832

Boston Registry of Vital Records Archive Boston MA 150 Mount Vernon Street 02108 617-740-2600

Boston WGBH Media Library & Archive Boston MA 1 Guest Street 02135

Dorchester State Records Archive Boston MA 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard 02125 617-727-2470

Revere Police Records Archive Revere MA 400 Revere Beach Parkway 02151 781-286-8330


Suffolk County Clerk Offices maintain public records for a county or local government, including vital records, property records, and permit records in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Clerks may provide a public index to search their Suffolk County records, which can provide information on birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates. Suffolk County public indexes may also contain property tax assessments, real estate appraisal reports, property owner information, and other records related to property. Suffolk County Clerks may provide online access to their public index, which can be used for many forms of research.

Boston City Clerk Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02201 617-635-4600

Chelsea Clerk Chelsea MA 500 Broadway 02150 617-466-4054

Massachusetts Clerk Boston MA 1 Pemberton Square 02108 617-557-1020

Revere Clerk Revere MA 281 Broadway 02151 781-286-8162

Suffolk County Clerk Boston MA 3 Pemberton Square 02108 617-788-8175


Suffolk County Town and City Halls provide municipal services to their area, which includes keeping a number of documents that are accessible to the public in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Suffolk County public records, including vital documents, property records, and permit records, may be available through a public index database. Suffolk County public indexes can provide searchable databases for birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates, as well as property-related records like property tax assessments, property appraisals, and property owner information. These records can help conduct a Suffolk County background check or locate information about a person or business.

Boston City Hall Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02201 617-635-4000

Boston Globe City Hall Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02108 617-936-3554

Chelsea City Hall Chelsea MA 500 Broadway 02150 617-466-4000

Revere City Hall Revere MA 281 Broadway 02151 781-286-8100

Roxbury City Hall Roxbury Crossing MA 1483 Tremont St 02120 617-635-4920