Welcome to the Fairfield Probate Court

UPDATE – COVID-19

The Fairfield Probate Court is located in Sullivan Independence Hall at 725 Old Post Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. At this time, we request that probate documents be filed electronically (e-filed) by registering at www.turbocourt.com. They may also be sent by fax to (203) 256-3044 or by mail.  Hearings will be held via Webex video conference. For those attending a Webex hearing, please click here for information and to review the instructions before the hearing.

The Fairfield Probate Court is open to the public and visitors are required to wear face coverings and observe the CDC’s social distancing guidelines.

Documents may be delivered to or picked-up from the basket on the table inside the Probate Court. If you need assistance with an urgent matter, please call the court at (203) 256-3041 and we will do our best to help you. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

For a list of our staff, please click here.

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.