New Ruane Judicial Center Opens in Salem

The new, state-of-the-art J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center has opened with a phased-in relocation of the Essex County Superior Court, Salem District Court, Essex County Juvenile Court, and Northeast Housing Court. The Essex County District Attorney's Office also has offices in the building. The spacious new courthouse features eleven courtrooms, modern information technology and digital recording capability, handicapped accessibility, and secure detention areas.

As of Monday, December 12, 2011, all courts will be open for business at this new location. The Essex County Law Library, which will be located in the historic, former First Baptist Church building of the complex, will open in January. The 195,000 square-foot judicial center was designed by Goody Clancy Architects and constructed by Daniel O'Connell's Sons under the direction of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and the Massachusetts Trial Court.

Court Address: 56 Federal Street, Salem, MA   01970
Telephones: New
Main number: 978-825-4800
Housing Court: 978-825-4920

Essex County Superior Court: 978-744-5500
Salem District Court: 978-744-1167
Essex County Juvenile Court: 978-745-9660