For assistance in using the eFiling system, see 


1.        System Requirements

To use the Connecticut Probate Courts eFiling system, you must have access to: 

·       Internet service (cable or high speed internet access is recommended)

·       A personal computer with a 128-bit encryption version of Microsoft Internet Explorer® 11 or higher; Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome 50.0 or higher; Safari or Mozilla Firefox 25.0 or higher

All web browsers are regularly updated by their respective providers to improve performance and remove security vulnerabilities. The TurboCourt website is maintained and tested on a regular basis to be compatible with the latest versions of web browsers mentioned above. Older versions of these browsers may also be suitable, but compatibility is not guaranteed. We highly recommend updating your web browser(s) to the latest available version. We also recommend that you clean your browser's temporary internet files (cache). The TurboCourt web site requires the Web browser to support JavaScript and to accept session-based cookies (a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser). By default, all above-mentioned Web browsers are configured to handle these requirements.

·         A browser that supports 128-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 2.0 protocol

·         Adobe Acrobat® Reader DC® or higher

·         A scanner to digitize paper documents

2.        PDF format

Documents must be submitted in PDF format. PDF is a universal file format that preserves the fonts, images, graphics and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. The eFiling system does not accept documents in Word, WordPerfect or other word processing formats.

In addition, the eFiling system does not accept a picture, .jpeg, .gif, .png or similar images because they are not documents. Before submitting an image to the eFiling system, it must be converted to a PDF.  Images that are not converted to PDF will be returned by the Probate Court.

3.        Filing size limits

The eFiling system accepts up to 10 separate documents in a single filing (exclusive of the Appearance of Attorney and any Confidential Information sheet) and each document can be up to 25 MB.   

Scanning documents in color or scanning color paper significantly increases the size of a document. Since the court may not be able to view or print documents in color, color documents will be converted to black and white or grayscale.


4.        eFiling mandatory for attorneys

eFiling is mandatory for all attorneys who appear in a probate matter or are appointed by a Probate Court unless the attorney has been granted an exclusion from eFiling. Attorneys can apply for an exclusion from the eFiling requirements by completing a Request for Exclusion from eFiling Requirements, PC-4. The form must be submitted to the Office of the Probate Court Administrator, 186 Newington Road, West Hartford, CT 06110. Each request for exclusion will be determined by the Probate Court Administrator or his or her delegate.

5.        eFiling optional for self-represented parties

eFiling is optional for persons who are not attorneys. If the court grants a self-represented party’s request for eFiling access to a matter, the person must use the eFiling system for that matter.


6.        eFiling users must register as follows: 

·       For self-represented persons, choose the “Individual” account type.

·       For attorneys or law firms, choose the “Attorney/Law Firm” account type.

·       Do not use “Business”, “Government Organization or State Agency”, “Exempt Government  Organization” or “Process Server” account types. “Business” and “Government Organization or State Agency” will be available in Connecticut later in 2020.

Any individual associated with the law firm may create an account for the firm.

7.        “Attorney/Law Firm” accounts

Sole practitioners and law firms both use the “Attorney/Law Firm” account type. The system requires an individual juris number for each attorney who will use the account. An attorney’s individual juris number cannot be associated with more than one Attorney/Law Firm account.

Any individual associated with a sole practitioner or law firm may create the attorney or law firm account. The individual is not required to be an attorney.

For more information on how to create a firm account, see FAQ #1.

8.        Updating Attorney/Law Firm accounts with attorney changes

An attorney who separates from a law firm must update the attorney’s registration with Judicial Branch eServices. If the separating attorney intends to continue practicing, the attorney must establish a new Attorney/Law Firm account or be added to another existing Attorney/Law Firm account.

The prior firm should deactivate the separating attorney’s access to the Attorney/Law Firm account. The separating attorney’s access to the prior Attorney/Law Firm account will also be deactivated if the attorney associates his or her juris number with a new Attorney/Law Firm account.

New appearances must be filed for each matter in which the separating attorney had an appearance.

Failure to update eServices and Attorney/Law Firm accounts or to file new appearances may result in lost or misdirected notices, decrees and other communications relating to a matter.

9.        “Government Organization or State Agency” accounts

It is anticipated that the “Government Organization or State Agency” account type will be available later in 2020 to Connecticut state agencies that are not required to pay filing fees in advance under C.G.S. section 45a-112.

10.      Roles

The following four roles apply to all account types:

·       A Company Administrator manages the organization profile, adds individuals to the account and assigns appropriate roles. A Company Administrator has the authority to change the password of any individual using the account.

·       A Filing Administrator files documents and views all filings submitted under the account. 

·       A User files documents and views filings that he or she submits. A User cannot view documents filed by any other individual under the account.

·       A Financial Administrator manages and reviews payment information.  

Any individual associated with Law Firm may create an account for the firm. The individual who creates the account is automatically given the roles of “Company Administrator,” “Filing Administrator,” “Financial Administrator” and “User.”

There may be multiple individuals assigned to each of these roles.

11.      Security breach

An individual who believes that his or her credentials have been compromised must contact TurboCourt.


12.      Attorneys

To view or file documents in a matter, an attorney must have:

·         Registered for the eFiling system; and

·         Filed an appearance or received a court appointment in the matter.

13.      Self-represented parties

To view or file documents in a matter, a self-represented person must have:

·         Registered for the eFiling system; and

·         Received verification from the court that the person is a party to the matter.

14.      Confidential documents

A confidential document in a non-confidential matter may be viewed through the eFiling system only by the person who filed it or the person’s attorney. In a conservatorship proceeding, a respondent or conserved person and his or her attorney may view all confidential documents. 

15.      Confidential case types

The system will require multi-factor authentication once during a session before a user can view documents in a confidential case type. The user can choose whether to use text or email as the multi-factor authentication. For security reasons, text is recommended.

16.      Request to seal or redact a document

A party seeking to seal a document or redact information from a document shall file a motion under rule 16 before eFiling the document. eFiling the document before obtaining a court order to seal or redact will result in disclosure of the document.


17.      Availability of eFiling system

In general, the eFiling system is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The system may be offline periodically for routine system maintenance. The Office of the Probate Court Administrator will announce scheduled outages on whenever possible.

Deadlines for filing are determined in relation to each court’s scheduled hours and not the availability of the eFiling system. See Probate Court Rules of Procedure, rule 9.

Scheduled hours for each Probate Court can be found at 

18.      Documents exempt from eFiling

See Rules of Procedure, section 7.1a for a list of documents that must be filed in paper form.

Exhibits for a contested matter should not be eFiled. See Connecticut Rules of Evidence. 


19.      Acceptable forms of payment

A filer may use an electronic check, debit card or credit card to use the eFiling system to pay statutory probate fees and expenses. Payment of applicable fees and expenses must be made by electronic check, debit card or credit card at the time of filing unless the filer represents that he or she is indigent and unable to pay the fees.

Connecticut Probate Courts accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

20.      Service fees

The following service fees may apply to payments made by electronic check or credit card:

·         $1.00 per eCheck

·         The greater of $1.50 or 2.45% of the charges per credit card transaction

LexisNexis is the payment processor. Service fees are not refundable.​ ​​​​​​​​​​