Service Areas

Metrowest Constable Service can efficiently serve your important papers throughout all of eastern & central Massachusetts.  From Springfield to Boston.
4C Motions as needed

Rule 4(c) permits special court appointment of process servers.

Capias

Capias warrants are not limited to criminal cases. In various jurisdictions, defendants involved in traffic cases who fail to appear in court may be subject to a capias warrant if they fail to pay a fine imposed by a judge. Other jurisdictions issue capias warrants in relation to cases that originated in a civil or family division. For example, a person whose child support order falls into arrears might be compelled to appear before a magistrate by means of a capias warrant.

Sheriff and Constable departments are usually tasked with executing capias warrants.

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Subpoenas

​Subpoena for a Hearing or Trial. Every subpoena shall be issued by the clerk of court, by a notary public, or by a justice of the peace. At the request of any party subpoenas for attendance or to produce documents, electronically stored information, or tangible things at a hearing or trial shall be issued by any of the persons directed in subdivision (a) of this rule.

 

A subpoena requiring the attendance of a witness or production of documents, electronically stored information, or tangible things at a hearing or trial may be served at any place within the Commonwealth.​

 

Evictions

 

What is an eviction? An eviction is the process of obtaining a court order to remove a tenant and other occupants from a rental property.  

Who can be evicted? The tenant, who is renting the property from the landlord, and any other occupants can be evicted.

In Massachusetts, it is illegal for a landlord, on his or her own, to remove tenants and occupants and their belongings from a rented apartment, room, or home without first getting a court order. The court case that a landlord files to get a court order is called summary process (the legal term for an eviction). The court order that allows a landlord to evict a tenant is called an execution.  

 

Even after a landlord gets an execution, only a sheriff or constable can move a tenant and his or her belongings out of the property.