Constables help assist various law enforcement agencies serve notices. Constables are all bonded and may serve, within the Cities or Towns in which they are appointed or elected, the following:

  • All Summons and Complaints with maximum Ad Damnum allowed by law
  • Writs and Trustee Process
  • Real Estate Attachments
  • Land Court Process
  • Executions
  • Supplementary Process in any Amount
  • Small Claims Notices and Notices To Show Cause
  • All Process under G.L. Chapter 239
  • Summary Process, Ejectments, etc.
  • Notices of all kinds and Demands
  • Capias
  • Probate Court Process, Domestic Relations
  • Subpoenas, Criminal, Civil, and Federal,and other certain Writs and Papers from the District Courts, the Superior, Supreme Judicial, and the United States District Courts

Constables may be appointed to serve all process under Rule 4-c of the Federal and Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure and the appropriate motion for use in obtaining this appointment may be found at