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Rules of Procedure and Statutes

Probate Court Rules of Procedure

Pursuant to C.G.S. section 45a-78, the Probate Court Administrator is charged with recommending to the justices of the Supreme Court uniform rules of practice for the Probate Courts.
To assist with the formulation of recommended rules of probate practice, the administrator established the Probate Court Rules Advisory Committee comprised of probate judges, court staff, attorneys and members of the public. The committee is chaired by the administrator. Please click on the link for the committee's agendas and minutes.
Written comments on the Probate Court Rules of Procedure are welcome and may be forwarded to the following address:
Probate Court Administrator
186 Newington Road
West Hartford, CT 06110
On November 7, 2012, the Supreme Court approved new Probate Court Rules of Procedure, which were effective on July 1, 2013.
To order of printed copy of the Probate Court Rules of Procedure please fill out the order form here and send it with a check to:
Commission on Official Legal Publications
111 Phoenix Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082-4453
For a digital PDF version, please click the link below.
Probate Court Rules of Procedure (Effective July 1, 2015)

Go to the Commission on Official Legal Publications (COLP) webpage for more information. 


Probate Court Statutes

Below is a list of statutes that govern Probate Court procedures and operations.

Title 45a - Most probate statutes can be found in this title  

C.G.S. section 17a-274 - Involuntary placement of a person with intellectual disability

Part II of Chapter 319i beginning with C.G.S. section 17a-495 -  Mental health and substance abuse commitment

C.G.S. section 19a-131b and C.G.S. section 19a-221 - Order of quarantine and isolation

C.G.S. section 19a-265 - Commitment for the treatment of Tuberculosis

C.G.S. section 46b-150 - Emancipation of minors

C.G.S. section 46b-172a - Paternity claim