Franklin Superior Court
Franklin County Courthouse
425 Main Street, PO Box 1573
Phone: 413-774-5535, 5536
Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
From all points: Take Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4 (I-91). Take I-91 North to Exit 26. Exit to rotary and follow Main Street (Rt. 2A) East for 1 mile to Hope Street. Courthouse is on right.
The Superior Court has original jurisdiction in civil actions over $25,000, and in matters where equitable relief is sought. It also has original jurisdiction in actions involving labor disputes where injunctive relief is sought, and has exclusive authority to convene medical malpractice tribunals.
The Court has exclusive original jurisdiction in first degree murder cases and original jurisdiction for all other crimes. It has jurisdiction over all felony matters, although it shares jurisdiction over crimes where other Trial Court Departments have concurrent jurisdiction. Finally, the Superior Court has appellate jurisdiction over certain administrative proceedings.
Towns in the Court's Jurisdiction:
* Franklin County
* In addition, criminal cases for the town of Athol in Worcester County
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