PROBATE COURTS
 
See Constitution of Connecticut, Art. V, Sec. 4; CGS Chapters 774, Judges of Probate are elected quadrennially on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in years having an even number and serve for the term of four years from the Wednesday after the first Monday of January next succeeding their election. There are 54 Probate Districts and 6 Regional Children's Probate Courts in the state of Connecticut: Central Connecticut Regional Children's Probate Court; Hartford Regional Children's Probate Court; New Haven Regional Children's Probate Court; New London Regional Children's Probate Court; Northeast Regional Children's Probate Court; Waterbury Regional Children's Probate Court.
 
PROBATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR. Appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, CGS Sec. 45a-74. Hon. Beverly K. Streit-Kefalas. Address: 186 Newington Rd., West Hartford CT 06110-2320. Tel., (860) 231-2442. Chief Counsel, Heather L. Dostaler. Website: www.ctprobate.gov.
 
CONNECTICUT PROBATE ASSEMBLY. CGS Sec. 45a-90. Address: 186 Newington Rd., West Hartford CT 06110-2320. Tel., (860) 231-2442. Pres. Judge, Hon. Evelyn M. Daly, Farmington Regional; 1st Vice Pres., Hon. Michael M. Darby, Greater Manchester; 2nd Vice Pres., Hon. Leah Pollard Schad, Northeast; Exec. Secy., Hon. Peter C. Barrett, Madison-Guilford; Rec. Secy., Hon. Kathleen N. Maxham, Fairfield; Treas., Hon. Robert A. Randich, Newington.
 
COUNCIL ON PROBATE JUDICIAL CONDUCT. CGS Sec. 45a-62. Address: 186 Newington Rd., West Hartford CT 06110-2320. Tel., (860) 231-2442.
 
Chm., Hon. William J. Lavery, Judge Trial Referee, Danbury; James A. Connelly, Shelton; Hon. Michael F. Magistrali, Probate Judge, Torrington Area Probate District; Anne S. Evans, Hebron; Atty. Dennis R. Ferguson, West Hartford; Alternate, Hon. Elisa H. Bartlett, Probate Judge, Ellington.
 
Legal Counsel, Richard P. Healey, c/o Rome, McGuigan, P.C., One State St., 21st Flr., Hartford CT 06103. Tel., (860) 969-8702.
 
BERLIN. (Berlin, New Britain). Constituted June 2, 1824, from Farmington, Hartford, and Middletown. Judge, Michael A. Carrier. Location: One Liberty Sq., CT 06051. Tel., (860) 826-2696; FAX, (860) 826-2695. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri. July and August, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Fri.
 
BRANFORD-NORTH BRANFORD. Branford constituted June 21, 1850, from Guilford. North Branford constituted April 14, 1937, from Guilford and Wallingford. Branford and North Branford merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Frank J. Forgione. Location: Town Hall, 1019 Main St., Branford CT 06405-3731. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Branford CT 06405-0150. Tel., (203) 488-0318; FAX, (203) 315-4715. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
BRIDGEPORT. Constituted June 4, 1840, from Stratford; contains the records of Stratford from May session, 1782, to June 4, 1840, and the records of Easton, which include the records of Weston; Easton has been a district of its own from July 22, 1875, until March 4, 1878. Judge, Paul J. Ganim. Location: Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad St., 1st Flr., Bridgeport CT 06604-4804. Tel., (203) 576-3945; FAX, (203) 576-7898. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Fri.
 
CHESHIRE-SOUTHINGTON. Cheshire constituted May 27, 1829, from Wallingford. Southington constituted May 24, 1825, from Farmington. Cheshire and Southington merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Matthew J. Jalowiec. Location: Town Hall, 84 So. Main St., Cheshire CT 06410-3108. Tel., (203) 271-6608; FAX, (203) 271-3735. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
DANBURY. Constituted May session, 1744, from Fairfield. Judge, Dianne E. Yamin. Location: City Hall Bldg., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810-7726. Tel., (203) 797-4521; FAX, (203) 796-1563. Hours: 7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; closed Fri.
 
DARIEN-NEW CANAAN. Darien constituted May 18, 1921, from Stamford. New Canaan constituted June 22, 1937, from Norwalk. Darien and New Canaan merged January 5, 2011. Judge, William P. Osterndorf. Location: Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien CT 06820-5344. Tel., (203) 656-7342; FAX, (203) 656-0774. Hours: 7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; closed Fri.
 
DERBY. (Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Woodbridge). Derby constituted July 4, 1858, from New Haven. Woodbridge constituted January 7, 1987, from New Haven. Derby and Woodbridge merged on January 5, 2011. Judge, Clifford P. Hoyle. Location: City Hall, 253 Main St., Ansonia CT 06401-1855. Tel., (203) 734-1277; FAX, (203) 736-1434. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Fri.
 
EAST HARTFORD. Constituted May 1887, from Hartford. Judge, Scott R. Chadwick. Location: Town Hall, 740 Main St., East Hartford CT 06108-3140. Tel., (860) 291-7278; FAX, (860) 291-7211. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
EAST HAVEN-NORTH HAVEN. East Haven constituted January 5, 1955, from New Haven. North Haven constituted January 5, 1955, from New Haven. East Haven and North Haven merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Michael R. Brandt. Location: Town Hall, 250 Main St., East Haven CT 06512-3004. Tel., (203) 468-3895; FAX, (203) 468-5155. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
ELLINGTON. (Ellington, Vernon). Constituted May 31, 1826, from East Windsor and Stafford. Judge, Elisa H. Bartlett. Location: 14 Park Pl., Vernon CT 06066-3291. Tel., (860) 872-0519; FAX, (860) 870-5140. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Wed.; 8:30 A.M.-7:00 P.M., Thurs.; 8:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Fri. 
 
FAIRFIELD. Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court. Judge, Kathleen N. Maxham. Location: Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Rd., Fairfield CT 06824-6684. Tel., (203) 256-3041; FAX, (203) 256-3044. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
FARMINGTON REGIONAL. (Burlington, Farmington, Plainville). Farmington constituted January 1769, from Hartford. Burlington constituted June 3, 1834, from Farmington. Farmington and Burlington merged January 5, 2011. Plainville merged into Farmington-Burlington from Region #19 January 9, 2019. Judge, Evelyn M. Daly. Location: Town Hall, One Monteith Dr., Farmington CT 06032-1053. Tel., (860) 675-2360; FAX, (860) 673-8262. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
GLASTONBURY-HEBRON. Glastonbury constituted January 8, 1975, from Hartford. Hebron constituted May session, 1789. Glastonbury and Hebron merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Sean M. Peoples. Location: 2143 Main St., Glastonbury CT 06033-6523. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6523, Farmington CT 06033-6523. Tel., (860) 652-7629, 7631; FAX, (860) 368-2520. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
GREATER MANCHESTER. (Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Manchester). Andover constituted June 27, 1851, from Hebron; contains the records of Hebron from May session, 1789, to June 27, 1851. Manchester constituted June 22, 1850, from East Hartford. Andover and Manchester merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Michael M. Darby. Location: 66 Center St., Manchester CT 06040-5003. Tel., (860) 647-3227; FAX, (860) 647-3236. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
GREATER WINDSOR. (East Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor). East Windsor constituted May session, 1782, from Hartford and Stafford. Windsor constituted July 4, 1855, from Hartford. East Windsor and Windsor merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Marianne Lassman Fisher. Location: Town Hall, 1540 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor CT 06074-2786. Tel., (860) 644-2511, ext. 2371; FAX, (860) 648-5047. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
GREENWICH. Constituted July 4, 1853, from Stamford. Judge, David W. Hopper. Location: Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich CT 06830-6463; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2540, Greenwich CT 06836-2540. Tel., (203) 622-7879; FAX, (203) 622-6451. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
HAMDEN-BETHANY. Hamden constituted January 8, 1945, from New Haven. Bethany constituted July 4, 1854, from New Haven. Bethany and Hamden merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Edward C. Burt, Jr. Location: Hamden Government Ctr., 2750 Dixwell Ave., Hamden CT 06518-3320. Tel., (203) 287-7082; FAX, (203) 287-7087. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
HARTFORD. Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court. Judge, Foye A. Smith. Location: 250 Constitution Plaza, 3rd Flr., Hartford CT 06103-2800. Tel., (860) 757-9150; FAX, (860) 724-1503. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
HOUSATONIC. (Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman). Brookfield constituted June 19, 1850, from Newtown. New Fairfield constituted January 8, 1975, from Danbury. Sherman merged with New Fairfield, January 8, 2003. New Milford constituted May session, 1787, from Woodbury, Sharon, and Danbury. Brookfield, New Fairfield-Sherman and New Milford-Bridgewater Probate Courts merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Martin F. Landgrebe. Location: 47 Bridge St., New Milford CT 06776-2896. Tel., (860) 355-6029; FAX, (860) 355-6024. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Wed.; 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M., Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M., Fri.
 
LITCHFIELD HILLS. (Canaan, Cornwall, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Warren). Harwinton constituted May 27, 1835, from Litchfield. Litchfield constituted October session, 1742, from Hartford, Woodbury, and New Haven. Kent merged with Litchfield, Morris, and Warren, January 3, 2007. The Northwest Corner constituted June 6, 1846, from Sharon. Cornwall, Norfolk, Salisbury, and Sharon merged with Canaan and North Canaan to become the Probate District of the Northwest Corner, January 1, 2007. Thomaston constituted July 1875, from Plymouth. Harwinton, Litchfield, the Northwest Corner, and Thomaston merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Diane S. Blick. Location: Town Office Bldg., 74 West St., Litchfield CT 06759-3500; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 505, Litchfield CT 06759-0505. Tel., (860) 567-8065; FAX, (860) 567-2538. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri. Satellite Office: Town Hall, 100 Pease St., Canaan CT 06018-2060; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 849, Canaan CT 06018-0849. Tel., (860) 824-7012; FAX, (860) 824-7428. Hours: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.
 
MADISON-GUILFORD. Madison constituted May 22, 1834, from Guilford. Guilford constituted October session, 1719, from New Haven and New London. Guilford and Madison merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Peter C. Barrett. Location: 8 Meeting House Ln., Madison CT 06443. Tel., (203) 245-5661; FAX, (203) 245-0077. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
MERIDEN. Constituted June 3, 1836, from Wallingford. Judge, Ariana F. Ceneviva. Location: City Hall, Rm. 113, 142 East Main St., Meriden CT 06450-5605. Tel., (203) 630-4150; FAX, (203) 630-4043. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
MIDDLETOWN. (Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield, Middletown). Constituted May session, 1752, from Hartford, Guilford, and East Haddam. Judge, Joseph D. Marino. Location: 94 Court St., Middletown CT 06457-3333. Tel., (860) 347-7424; FAX, (860) 346-1520. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
MILFORD-ORANGE. Milford constituted May 30, 1832, from New Haven. Orange constituted January 8, 1975, from New Haven. Milford and Orange merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Ben Gettinger. Location: Parsons Municipal Complex, 70 West River St., P.O. Box 414, Milford CT 06460-3317. Tel., (203) 783-3205. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NAUGATUCK. (Beacon Falls, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect). Naugatuck constituted July 4, 1863, from Waterbury. Middlebury, Prospect, and Waterbury merged with Naugatuck January 5, 2011. Judge, Peter E. Mariano. Location: 150 Meadow St., Naugatuck CT 06770-4145. Tel., (203) 720-7046; FAX, (203) 632-8490. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Fri.
 
NEW HAVEN. Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court. Judge, Clifton E. Graves, Jr. Location: 200 Orange St., 1st Flr., New Haven CT 06510-2016; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 905, New Haven CT 06504-0905. Tel., (203) 946-4880; FAX, (203) 946-5962. Hours: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NEW LONDON. (New London, Waterford). Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court. Judge, Mathew H. Greene. Location: 181 State St., 1st Flr., New London CT 06320-6302; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 148, New London CT 06320-0148. Tel., (860) 443-7121; FAX, (860) 437-8155. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NEWINGTON. (Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield). Constituted January 8, 1975, from Hartford. Judge, Robert A. Randich. Location: Center Place, 66 Cedar St., Newington CT 06111-2633. Tel., (860) 665-1285; FAX, (860) 665-1331. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Fri.
 
NIANTIC REGIONAL. (East Lyme, Montville, Old Lyme, Salem). East Lyme constituted June 2, 1843, from New London. Montville constituted June 27, 1851, from New London. Old Lyme name changed from Lyme on July 24, 1868. Probate records concerning Old Lyme from May 1, 1666, to June 4, 1830, are in New London. Salem constituted July 9, 1841, from Colchester and New London. East Lyme, Montville, Old Lyme, and Salem merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Jeffrey A. McNamara. Location: East Lyme Town Hall, 118 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic CT 06357-2510; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, Niantic CT 06357-0519. Tel., (860) 739-6052; FAX, (860) 739-6738. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon., Tues., Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Wed.; 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M., Fri.
 
NORTH CENTRAL CT. (Enfield, Somers, Stafford, Union). Enfield constituted May 26, 1831, from East Windsor. Stafford constituted May session, 1759, from Hartford and Pomfret. Somers merged with Stafford, January 6, 1999. Enfield and Stafford merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Carolyn L. McCaffrey. Location: 820 Enfield St., Enfield CT 06082-2964. Tel., (860) 253-6305; FAX, (860) 253-6388. Hours: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NORTHEAST. (Ashford, Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock). Ashford constituted June 4, 1830, from Pomfret. Brooklyn constituted June 4, 1833, from Pomfret and Plainfield. Eastford constituted June 21, 1847, from Ashford. Pomfret constituted May session, 1752, from Windham and Plainfield. The records for Pomfret were burned January 5, 1754. Putnam constituted July 5, 1856, from Thompson. Thompson constituted May 25, 1832, from Pomfret. Woodstock constituted May 30, 1831, from Pomfret. Ashford, Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, and Woodstock merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Leah Pollard Schad. Location: 508 Pomfret St., Putnam CT 06260; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 471, Putnam CT 06260-0471. Tel., (860) 928-4844; FAX, (860) 928-4766. Hours: 8:15 A.M.-4:45 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:15 A.M.-3:00 P.M., Fri.
 
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY. (Bethel, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield). Bethel constituted July 4, 1859, from Danbury. Newtown constituted May session, 1820, from Danbury. Redding constituted May 24, 1839, from Danbury. Ridgefield constituted June 10, 1841, from Danbury. Bethel, Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Daniel W. O'Grady. Location: Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Ctr., One School St., Bethel CT 06801-1828. Tel., (203) 794-8508; FAX, (203) 778-7517. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Wed.; 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M., Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-Noon, Fri.
 
NORWALK-WILTON. Constituted May session, 1802, from Fairfield and Stamford. Judge, Douglas N. Stern. Location: 125 East Ave., Norwalk CT 06851-5702. Tel., (203) 854-7737; FAX, (203) 854-7825. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NORWICH. (Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, Voluntown). Bozrah constituted June 3, 1843, from Norwich. Griswold constituted January 3, 1979, from Norwich. Norwich constituted October 1748, from New London. Bozrah, Griswold, and Norwich merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Charles K. Norris. Location: City Hall, 100 Broadway, Norwich CT 06360-4455. Tel., (860) 887-2160; FAX, (860) 887-2401. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
PLAINFIELD-KILLINGLY REGIONAL. (Canterbury, Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling). Killingly constituted June 4, 1830, from Pomfret and Plainfield. Plainfield constituted May session, 1747, from Windham. Canterbury and Sterling merged with Plainfield, January 8, 2003. Killingly and Plainfield merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Carolanne Rowe. Location: Town Hall, 8 Community Ave., Plainfield CT 06374-1238. Tel., (860) 230-3031; FAX, (860) 564-0126. Hours: 7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.
 
REGION #14. (East Haddam, East Hampton, Marlborough, Portland). East Haddam constituted October session, 1741, from Hartford. The records of East Haddam previous to May 29, 1832, are in Colchester. East Hampton constituted June 1, 1824, from Middletown and East Haddam. Marlborough constituted June 11, 1846, from Colchester. Portland constituted April 22, 1913, from Chatham. East Haddam, East Hampton, Marlborough, and Portland merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Jennifer L. Berkenstock. Location: 9 Austin Dr., Ste. 211, Marlborough CT 06447. Tel., (860) 295-6239; FAX, (860) 295-6122. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Wed.; 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Thurs.; 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Fri.
 
REGION #19. (Bristol, Plymouth). Bristol constituted June 4, 1830, from Farmington. Plainville constituted May 1909, from Farmington. Plymouth constituted May 31, 1833, from Waterbury. Bristol, Plainville, and Plymouth merged January 5, 2011. Plainville merged into Farmington Regional from Region #19 January 9, 2019. Judge, William A. Hamzy. Location: 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol CT 06010-4682. Tel., (860) 584-6230; FAX, (860) 584-3818. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
REGION #22. (Bethlehem, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury). Oxford constituted June 4, 1846, from New Haven. Roxbury constituted June 6, 1842, from Woodbury. Southbury constituted January 4, 1967, from Woodbury. Washington constituted May 22, 1832, from Litchfield and Woodbury. Woodbury constituted October session, 1719, from Hartford, Fairfield, and New Haven. Watertown merged with Woodbury and Bethlehem, January 8, 2003. Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, and Woodbury merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Domenick N. Calabrese. Location: Town Hall, 501 Main St. So., Southbury CT 06488-4217; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 720, Southbury CT 06488-0720. Tel., (203) 262-0641; FAX, (203) 264-9310. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Fri.
 
SAYBROOK. (Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook). Chester was part of the district of Saybrook constituted in the May session, 1780, from Guilford that included what are now the towns of Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. By 1949, Chester was the only town in the district, all of the other towns having been constituted as separate districts. Clinton constituted July 5, 1862, from Killingworth. Deep River constituted January 5, 1949, from Saybrook. Essex constituted as Old Saybrook, July 4, 1853, from Saybrook and included what are now the three towns of Essex, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook. Name changed to Essex in 1859. Haddam constituted June 3, 1830, from Middletown and Chatham. Killingworth constituted June 3, 1834, from Saybrook. Lyme constituted July 5, 1869, from Old Lyme. Old Saybrook constituted July 4, 1859, from Essex. Westbrook constituted July 4, 1854, from Old Saybrook. Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Saybrook, and Westbrook merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Jeannine Lewis. Location: 302 Main St., Old Saybrook CT 06475-2357. Tel., (860) 510-5028; FAX, (860) 388-3734. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
SHELTON. Constituted May, 1889, from Bridgeport and Derby. Name changed from Huntington to Shelton, August 29, 1919. Judge, Fred J. Anthony. Location: 40 White St., Shelton CT 06484-6038; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 127, Shelton CT 06484-0127. Tel., (203) 924-8462; FAX, (203) 924-8943. Hours: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
SIMSBURY REGIONAL. (Avon, Canton, Granby, Simsbury). Avon constituted May session, 1844, from Farmington. Canton constituted June 7, 1841, from Collinsville. Granby constituted May session, 1807, from Simsbury and Hartford. Simsbury constituted May session, 1769, from Hartford. Avon, Canton, Granby, and Simsbury merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Cynthia C. Becker. Location: 933 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury CT 06070-1822. Tel., (860) 658-3277; FAX, (860) 658-3204. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M., Mon.; 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Tues.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Fri.
 
SOUTHEASTERN CT REGIONAL. (Groton, Ledyard, North Stonington, Stonington). Groton constituted May 25, 1839, from Stonington. Ledyard constituted June 6, 1837, from Stonington. North Stonington constituted June 4, 1835, from Stonington. Stonington constituted October session, 1766, from New London. Groton, Ledyard, North Stonington, and Stonington merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Elizabeth L. Leamon. Location: Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Rd., Groton CT 06340-4360. Tel., (860) 441-6655; FAX, (860) 441-6657. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
STAMFORD. Constituted May session, 1728, from Fairfield. Judge, Gerald M. Fox III. Location: Government Ctr., 888 Washington Blvd., 8th Flr., Stamford CT 06901-2902; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10152, Stamford CT 06904-2152. Tel., (203) 323-2149; FAX, (203) 964-1830. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
STRATFORD. Constituted May session, 1782, from Fairfield. The records of Stratford previous to June 4, 1840, are in Bridgeport. Judge, Max L. Rosenberg. Location: Birdseye Municipal Complex, 468 Birdseye St., 2nd Flr., Stratford CT 06615-6976. Tel., (203) 385-4023; FAX, (203) 375-6253. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-Noon, Fri.
 
TOBACCO VALLEY. (Bloomfield, East Granby, Suffield, Windsor Locks). Bloomfield constituted January 9, 1991, from West Hartford. Suffield constituted May session, 1821, from Hartford and Granby. East Granby merged with Suffield, January 3, 2007. Windsor Locks constituted January 4, 1961, from Hartford. Bloomfield, Suffield-East Granby, and Windsor Locks merged January 5, 2011. Judge, David A. Baram. Location: Town Hall, 50 Church St., Windsor Locks CT 06096-2331. Tel., (860) 627-1450; FAX, (860) 654-8919. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Mon.-Wed.; 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M., Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Fri.
 
TOLLAND-MANSFIELD. (Coventry, Mansfield, Tolland, Willington). Coventry constituted June 19, 1849, from Hebron. Mansfield constituted May 30, 1831, from Windham. Coventry merged with Mansfield, January 6, 1999. Tolland constituted June 4, 1830, from Stafford. Mansfield and Tolland merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Barbara Gardner Riordan. Location: Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green, 2nd Flr., Tolland CT 06084-3028. Tel./Emergency Tel., (860) 871-3640; FAX, (860) 871-3641. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
TORRINGTON AREA. (Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, New Hartford, Torrington, Winchester). New Hartford constituted May 27, 1825, from Simsbury. Barkhamsted and Hartland merged with New Hartford, January 8, 2003. Torrington constituted June 16, 1847, from Litchfield. Winchester constituted May 31, 1838, from Norfolk. New Hartford, Torrington, and Winchester merged January 5, 2011. Judge, Michael F. Magistrali. Location: Municipal Bldg., 140 Main St., Torrington CT 06790-5201. Tel., (860) 489-2215; FAX, (860) 496-5910. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Wed.; 8:00 A.M.-6:30 P.M., Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M., Fri.
 
TRUMBULL. (Easton, Monroe, Trumbull). Constituted January 7, 1959, from Bridgeport. Judge, T.R. Rowe. Location: Town Hall, 5866 Main St., Trumbull CT 06611. Tel., (203) 452-5068, 5062, 5063; FAX, (203) 452-5092. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
WALLINGFORD. Constituted May session, 1776, from New Haven and Guilford. Judge, Philip A. Wright, Jr. Location: Wallingford Town Hall, 45 So. Main St., Rm. 114, Wallingford CT 06492-4201. Tel., (203) 294-2100; FAX, (203) 294-2109. Hours: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
WATERBURY. (Waterbury, Wolcott). Constituted May session, 1779, from Woodbury. Judge, Matthew P. Vaccarelli. Location: 49 Leavenworth St., Waterbury CT 06702-2115. Tel., (203) 755-1127; FAX, (203) 597-0824. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
WEST HARTFORD. Constituted January 5, 1983, from Hartford. Judge, Owen P. Eagan. Location: Town Hall, 50 So. Main St., Rm. 318, West Hartford CT 06107-2431. Tel., (860) 561-7940; FAX, (860) 561-7591. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
WEST HAVEN. Constituted January 4, 1943, from New Haven. Judge, Mark J. DeGennaro. Location: City Hall, 355 Main St., West Haven CT 06516-4310; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 127, West Haven CT 06516-0127. Tel., (203) 937-3552, 3553, 3554, 3555, 3769; FAX, (203) 937-3556. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Wed.; 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M., Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M., Fri.
 
WESTPORT. (Weston, Westport). Constituted May session, 1835, at the time of the incorporation of the town of Westport. The territory was taken from Fairfield, Norwalk, and Weston. Judge, Lisa K. Wexler. Location: Town Hall, Rm. 100, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport CT 06880-3514. Tel., (203) 341-1100; FAX, (203) 341-1102. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
WINDHAM-COLCHESTER. (Chaplin, Colchester, Hampton, Lebanon, Scotland, Windham). Colchester constituted May 29, 1832, from East Haddam. Lebanon merged with Colchester, January 8, 2003. Hampton constituted June 2, 1836, from Windham. Windham constituted October session, 1719, from Hartford and New London. Chaplin, Colchester, Hampton, and Windham merged January 5, 2011. Judge, John J. McGrath, Jr. Location: Town Hall Bldg., 979 Main St., Willimantic CT 06226-2217. Mailing address: P.O. Box 34, Willimantic CT 06226. Tel., (860) 465-3049; FAX, (860) 465-2162. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-Noon, Fri.
 
 
REGIONAL CHILDREN'S PROBATE COURTS
 
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT. Admin. Judge, Philip A. Wright, Jr. Location: 1501 East Main St., Ste. 203, Meriden CT 06450. Tel., (203) 235-1014; FAX, (203) 235-1075. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
HARTFORD. Admin. Judge, Evelyn M. Daly. Location: 250 Constitution Plaza, 3rd Flr., Hartford CT 06103. Tel., (860) 757-9190; FAX, (860) 724-1503. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NEW HAVEN. Admin. Judge, Frank J. Forgione. Location: 873 State St., New Haven CT 06511-3923. Tel., (203) 773-9556; FAX, (203) 773-9685. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NEW LONDON. Admin. Judge, Jeffrey A. McNamara. Location: One Union Plaza, New London CT 06320. Tel., (860) 437-6253; FAX, (860) 437-6259. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
NORTHEAST. Admin. Judge, Leah Pollard Schad. Location: 979 Main St., P.O. Box 34, Willimantic CT 06226. Tel., (860) 450-2653; FAX, (860) 450-2657. Hours: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:00 A.M.-Noon, Fri. Location: 508 Pomfret St., Putnam CT 06260. Tel., (860) 928-4844; FAX, (860) 928-4766. Hours: 8:15 A.M.-4:45 P.M., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:15 A.M.-3:00 P.M., Fri. 
 
WATERBURY. Admin. Judge, Fred J. Anthony. Location: 65 Center St., Waterbury CT 06702. Tel., (203) 573-5080; FAX, (203) 573-5088. Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Mon.-Fri.
 
 
HISTORICAL ROSTER
 
CHIEF JUSTICES
 
The highest court in Connecticut was the General Assembly, until 1784, when it relinquished its functions as an appellate tribunal to the upper house, which, when sitting for these purposes, was designated as the Supreme Court of Errors. The presiding officer or Chief Judge was at first the Deputy Governor, and later the Governor. In 1807 the membership of this court was completely changed by substituting, under an Act of the preceding year, the Judges of the Superior Court, the Chief Judge of which became the presiding officer. The customary appellation was for some years, Chief Judge, but in the Constitution of 1818 the term Chief Justice was employed and confirmed a practice already established in that respect.

Chief Judge

Town

Term Beginning

Term Ending

Gurdon Saltonstall

New London

1711

1712

Nathan Gold

Fairfield

1712

1713

William Pitkin

Hartford

1713

1714

Nathan Gold

Fairfield

1714

1723

Peter Burr

Fairfield

1723

1725

Jonathan Law

Milford

1725

1741

Roger Wolcott

Windsor

1741

1750

Thomas Fitch

Norwalk

1750

1754

William Pitkin

Hartford

1754

1766

Jonathan Trumbull

Lebanon

1766

1769

Matthew Griswold

Lyme

1769

1784

Samuel Huntington

Norwich

1784

1785

Richard Law

New London

1785

1789

Eliphalet Dyer

Windham

1789

1793

Andrew Adams

Litchfield

1793

1798

Jesse Root

Hartford

1798

1807

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF CHIEF JUSTICES SINCE THE
PRESENT FORM OF ORGANIZATION WAS ADOPTED

Chief Judge

Town

Term Beginning

Term Ending

Stephen Mix Mitchell

Wethersfield

1807

1814

Tapping Reeve

Litchfield

1814

1815

Zephaniah Swift

Windham

1815

1819

Stephen Titus Hosmer

Middletown

1819

1833

David Daggett

New Haven

1833

1834

Thomas Scott Williams

Hartford

1834

1847

Samuel Church

Sharon

1847

1854

Henry Matson Waite

Lyme

1854

1857

William Lucius Storrs

Hartford

1857

1861

Joel Hinman

Waterbury

1861

1870

Thomas Belden Butler

Norwalk

1870

1873

Origen Storrs Seymour

Litchfield

1873

1874

John Duane Park

Norwich

1874

1889

Charles B. Andrews

Litchfield

1889

1901

David Torrance

Derby

1901

1907

Simeon E. Baldwin

New Haven

1907

1910

Frederic B. Hall

Bridgeport

1910

1913

Samuel O. Prentice

Hartford

1913

1920

George W. Wheeler

Bridgeport

1920

1930

William M. Maltbie

Granby

1930

1950

Allyn L. Brown

Norwich

1950

1953

Ernest A. Inglis

Middletown

1953

1957

Patrick B. O'Sullivan1

Orange

1957

1957

Kenneth Wynne2

Woodbridge

1957

1958

Edward J. Daly3

Hartford

1958

1959

Raymond E. Baldwin4

Middletown

1959

1963

John Hamilton King5

Willimantic

1963

1970

Howard Wells Alcorn6

Suffield

1970

1971

Charles S. House7

Manchester

1971

1978

John P. Cotter8

West Hartford

1978

1981

Joseph W. Bogdanski9

Meriden

1981

1981

John A. Speziale10

Torrington

1981

1984

Ellen A. Peters11

West Hartford

1984

1996

Robert J. Callahan12

Norwalk

1996

1999

Francis M. McDonald, Jr.13

Waterbury

1999

2001

William J. Sullivan14

Waterbury

2001

2006

Chase T. Rogers15

Old Lyme

2007

2018

Richard A. Robinson16

Stratford

2018

Currently serving

 1Appointed Chief Justice effective April 16, 1957; retired by limitation of age on August 11, 1957.
2Appointed Chief Justice effective August 11, 1957 in succession to Patrick B. O'Sullivan.
3Appointed Chief Justice effective May 6, 1958 in succession to Kenneth Wynne, who retired by limitation of age on May 5, 1958.
4Appointed Chief Justice by the Governor, July 24, 1959 in succession to Edward J. Daly who died July 20, 1959.
5Appointed Chief Justice effective August 31, 1963 in succession to Raymond E. Baldwin, who retired by limitation of age on said date.
6Appointed Chief Justice effective April 21, 1970 in succession to John Hamilton King, who retired by limitation of age on said date.
7Appointed Chief Justice effective May 14, 1971 in succession to Howard Wells Alcorn, who retired by limitation of age on said date.
8Appointed Chief Justice effective April 24, 1978 in succession to Charles S. House, who retired by limitation of age on said date.
9Appointed Chief Justice effective March 2, 1981 in succession to John P. Cotter, who retired by limitation of age on said date.
10Appointed Chief Justice effective November 12, 1981 in succession to Joseph W. Bogdanski, who retired by limitation of age on said date.
11Appointed Chief Justice effective November 21, 1984 in succession to John A. Speziale, who retired on said date.
12Appointed Chief Justice effective September 1, 1996 in succession to Ellen A. Peters who retired on said date.
13Appointed Chief Justice effective September 15, 1999 in succession to Robert J. Callahan, who retired as Chief Justice on said date.
14Appointed Chief Justice effective January 22, 2001 in succession to Frances M. McDonald, Jr., who retired as Chief Justice on said date. William J. Sullivan retired as Chief Justice and became a Senior Justice on April 15, 2006. Because no successor Chief Justice had been appointed as of that date, Justice David M. Borden, the Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, exercised the powers and authority of the office of Chief Justice, pursuant to Section 51-3 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
15Appointed Chief Justice effective April 25, 2007.
16Appointed Chief Justice effective May 3, 2018.