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Rules of Procedure
The publication Probate Court Rules of Procedure governs the manner in which cases are handled in the Probate Courts. The rules are intended to promote uniformity in the procedures used by all Probate Courts throughout the state and are an essential resource for attorneys and court users. To view the rules, click here: 
  

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
 
Go to the Commission on Official Legal Publications (COLP) webpage for more information.
 
The Probate Court Rules of Procedure are updated biennially to ensure that the rules reflect recent case law and changes to statutes and to further improve court procedures.
 
To assist with developing recommended revisions to the rules, the Probate Court Administrator established the Probate Court Rules Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of probate judges, court staff, attorneys and members of the public. 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 sent to the following address:
 
Probate Court Administrator
186 Newington Road
West Hartford, CT 06110
 
The current edition of the rules became effective on July 1, 2015. Revisions for the 2017 edition were apporved by the Supreme Court on Novemebr 8, 2016. The revisions will be effective July 1, 2017 and can be viewed by clicking here:
 
 

Probate Court Statutes

Below is a list of statutes that govern probate law in Connecticut.

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