Welcome to the Fairfield Probate Court

The Fairfield Probate Court is located in Sullivan Independence Hall at 725 Old Post Road in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  If you have questions or need assistance with an urgent matter, our phone number is (203) 256-3041.

The court prefers that probate documents and forms be filed electronically (e-filed).  You can register at www.turbocourt.com for access.  If unable to do so, you can either mail them or bring the documents to the court to be filed. 

Hearings are held in-person or via Webex video conference.  Occasionally, the court will schedule a hybrid hearing which offers participants the option of attending in-person or by video conference.  Therefore, it is important to check the hearing notice carefully for the location of the hearing.  If you are attending a hearing by Webex, please click here  to review the instructions before the scheduled hearing time.

The Fairfield Probate Court was constituted by the General Court, as the Legislature was then known, in 1666 and is one of the oldest courts in the Union. Kathleen N. Maxham took office in November 2018, succeeding Daniel F. Caruso who had served as Fairfield’s Probate Judge from 1995 until his death in 2018.

The services provided to our citizens by the Fairfield Probate Court include, but are not limited to:

  • Probating wills and the administration of estates;
  • Overseeing testamentary and living trusts;
  • Determining title to real and personal property;
  • Appointing guardians for the developmentally disabled;
  • Appointing conservators for incapable individuals;
  • Appointing guardians for minors;
  • Terminating parental rights;
  • Granting adoptions;
  • Emancipating minors;
  • Appointing guardians of the estate of minors;
  • Awarding custody of the remains of a deceased person; and
  • Granting name changes.

Probate Court FAQs click here.