News & Alerts

I am excited to announce that the

Bristol County Probate and Family Court Virtual Registry is live.

It will be available daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm and then from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

The Virtual Registry will give you full access to all of our Registry services.

Please click on the link below to get started!

Court Closures

Effective Friday November 27, 2020


Due to COVID Trial Court Staffing Reductions,

The New Bedford and Fall River Registries

will be closed until further notice.


For in-person service please visit our Taunton Registry

 40 Broadway Taunton, Ma. 


Please try to limit in-person visits whenever possible.


For Immediate Assistance Please Visit

The Bristol Probate and Family Court Virtual Registry

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Update

The Trial Court has issued Standing Order 2-20: "Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19" a copy of which can be accessed by clicking here.


Court users are advised to limit their interaction with others by practicing social distancing and they are encouraged to mail in their pleadings when possible and contact our office by phone with questions.  This will help to reduce face-to-face contact when possible.

Should you need to access Standing Orders for any other court department, you can do so by clicking  here.

New Judicial Case Assignment Distribution

Applicable to all cases filed on or after May 9, 2019

Public Terminals and Printing Access

The Registry now has public access computers available in Taunton & Fall River.  These computers run the "eAccess application" allowing users to search cases by name, case type, and case number.  


Case information including party names, hearing dates, filings, and case disposition details are available.  Scanned images of documents may also be available (i.e. petitions, orders, judgements). 

Users can print copies of documents directly from the public access terminals.  Printed copies can be retrieved from a Registry Clerk at the counter.

Emergency Closures

Court offices close only in rare circumstances when the safety of the public or court employees is at risk.  If you have a scheduled event in a location experiencing an emergency closure, the Clerks Office will notify you of a new hearing date. 


There are four ways to find information about court closures: