Plymouth County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

While Massachusetts does not provide crime data for its counties, the FBI’s UCR (Unified Crime Reporting) Program provides crime statistics for the major municipalities of Plymouth County. Plymouth, the co-county seat, recorded 151 violent crimes and 591 property crimes in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. A breakdown of these figures shows that there were 1 murder, 21 rapes, 10 robberies, 119 aggravated assaults, 81 burglaries, 486 larceny-thefts, 24 motor vehicle thefts, and 0 arson.

Brockton, the other county seat, recorded 917 violent crimes and 1,961 property crimes in the same year. A closer look at these figures reveals 7 murders, 93 rapes, 172 robberies, 645 aggravated assaults, 327 burglaries, 1,250 larceny-thefts, 384 motor vehicle thefts, and 16 arsons. The city of Bridgewater is another major municipality in Plymouth County. In 2017, itrecorded 78 violent crimes including 11 rapes, 2 robberies, and 65 aggravated assaults. Incidences of property crimes in the county include 20 burglaries, 120 larceny-thefts, and 15 motor vehicle thefts.

Criminal Records

Massachusetts has a statewide system for providing criminal record checks. Members of the public can either request a name-based record check or a fingerprint-based record check. The name-based check is provided by the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services via its iCORI platform. Requesters have to register and then log in to use this service. The fingerprint-based system allows the public to access the Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services results (SAFIS-R). It also requires user registration.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office does not provide incident and traffic accident reports. These reports are available from the various police departments in the cities, towns, and other municipalities of the county. For example, the Plymouth Police Department provides these records for the Town of Plymouth. Submit a request via the Public Request Form. Electronic copies of police records are free. Contact the Records Division of the Plymouth Police Department for questions and information about fees by calling the Division at (508) 830-4218 ext. 253.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts empowers the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) to register and classify convicted sex offenders and provide their information to the public. The SORB makes information about Level 3 (most likely to reoffend) and Level 2 (moderate risk) sex offenders living, working, and attending school in all counties of the state accessible to the public. Search the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry from the website of the SORB.

Search for offenders by name or location. To find registered sex offenders living in Plymouth County, make sure to select Plymouth from the drop-down list of Massachusetts counties. The search tool also allows the public to search by zip code and street address.

The Sheriff’s Office operates the Plymouth County Correctional Facility, the county jail, located at 26 Long Pond Road, Plymouth. The phone number of the facility is (508) 830-6200. Friends and family members can fund inmates’ accounts by depositing money at the kiosk in the Visiting Lobby of the Correctional Facility. Cash deposits are accepted at the kiosks between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. every day of the week.

Funding via phone calls are also acceptable. Call (866) 345-1884 to deposit money into an inmate’s accounty. The county jail also accept funds sent by mail. Send cash (not recommended but accepted), certified check, or money order by mail. Make your checks and money orders payable to an inmate and the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.

Court Records

Plymouth county has two Superior Courts, one in each county seat, and four District Courts. The Judicial System in the county also includes two Probate and Family Courts, two Housing Courts, and four Juvenile Courts. The contact information for the Superior Courts are listed below:

Plymouth County Superior Court – Plymouth
52 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-8400
Fax: (508) 830-0676

Plymouth County Superior Court – Brockton
72 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 583-8250
Fax: (508) 584-5639

Brockton District Court
215 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 587-8000 (Civil)
Fax: (508) 587-0034 (Civil)
Fax: (508) 587-6791 (Criminal)
Brockton District Court serves Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.

Hingham District Court
28 George Washington Boulevard, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: (781) 749-7000
Fax: (781) 740-8390
Hingham District Court serves Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Rockland, and Scituate.

Plymouth District Court
52 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-8400
Fax: (508) 830-9303
Plymouth District Court serves Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, and Plympton.

Wareham District Court
2200 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, MA 02576
Phone: (508) 295-8300
Fax: (508) 291-6376
Wareham District Court serves Carver, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Rochester, and Wareham.

Plymouth County Probate and Family Court - Brockton
215 Main Street, Suite 220, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 897-5400
Fax: (508) 584-4142

Plymouth County Probate and Family Court - Plymouth
52 Obery Street, Suite 1130, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-6204
Fax: (508) 746-6846

Southeast Housing Court - Brockton Session
215 Main Street, Suite 160, Brockton, MA 02303
Phone: (508) 894-4170
Fax: (508) 894-4168
Southeast Housing Court in Brockton serves Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Rockland, Scituate, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.

Southeast Housing Court - Plymouth Session
52 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-8550
Fax: (508) 747-2017
Southeast Housing Court in Plymouth serves Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, and Wareham.

Brockton Juvenile Court
215 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02303
Phone: (508) 987-4900
Brockton Juvenile Court serves Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.

Hingham Juvenile Court
28 George Washington Boulevard, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: (781) 741-6007
Hingham Juvenile Court serves Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Rockland, and Scituate.

Plymouth Juvenile Court
52 Obery Street, Suite 1092, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-0858
Plymouth Juvenile Court serves Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, and Plympton.

Wareham Juvenile Court
2200 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, MA 02576
Phone: (508) 291-8407
Wareham Juvenile Court serves Carver, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Rochester, and Wareham.

Records for all of these courts are available on the Massachusetts Trial Court Electronic Case Assess. Simply choose a court from the drop-down menu on the search page to filter your search result. To obtain physical copies of case documents, contact the court when the case was heard.

Vital Records

The Probate and Family Courts in Plymouth County maintain all divorce records. To obtain a Certificate of Divorce Absolute or a certified copy of Judgement of Divorce Nisi, download and complete this request form. Mail or bring it to any of the Probate and Family Courts in Plymouth County. The fee for each record is $20 payable by money order or a certified, cashier’s, or attorney’s check made out to Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS) issues certified copies of birth, death, marriage certificates for events that occurred in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Residents can request for these vital records in person and by mail. For an in-person request, visit the RVRS at 150 Mount Vernon Street, 1st Floor, Dorchester, MA. The office accepts requests from Monday through Friday between 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

To submit a mail request, download and complete a vital records mail order form. Send this, along with a check or money order for fees, to:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon St.
1ST Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125

Make the check or money order payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Cash and checks are acceptable for in-person request. The RVRS charges $20 per copy for a birth, death, or marriage certificate requested in person. The fee for mail requests is $32 per copy.