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The Guide to Connecticut Courts

Self Help and Legal Research


This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Connecticut. Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.

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Please select a Connecticut county below to view directory of all courts with links to court record resources for each court. Find Connecticut court pages by Town or Zip Code. Select a Connecticut court resource category to view all links statewide. Go to the court records pages for another state.

Connecticut - Statewide Self Help and Legal Research
Connecticut Self Help Legal Information and Legal Resources
View Connecticut Courts self help resources including links to publications, videos, FAQs, and forms. Topics include: child Support, Landlord/Tenant, Small Claims, Traffic Violations, Self-Representation, Victim Services, Court Service Centers, and Public Information Desks.
Connecticut Probate Court Information
View information about Connecticut Probate Courts including Trusts and Estates, Conservatorships, Children's Matters, Disablities, Mental Health Commitments, Rules of Procedure, User Guides, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Common Legal Terms
View definitions of commonly used legal terms which are organized alphabetically.
Traffic Law and Driving Information
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles offers on online Driver's Manual and podcasts with traffic law and driving information.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Connecticut, including local housing counseling agencies, a state hotline, state agencies and programs including a Foreclosure Mediation Program, and links to legal aid providers.
Law Libraries
View the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries resources including searching state statutes, searching the library catalog, searching law by subject matter and asking a librarian for assistance.
Small Claims Court Information
View Connecticut small claims court information including a link to a small claims procedural handbook, FAQ, how and where to file a small claims case, forms and searching court records.
Family Matters
View information about family court matters including what types of matters are decided in family court, child support enforcement services and costs of filing with the court.
Housing Matters
View information about housing matters including court locations, where to file, case look up, forms and FAQ.
Connecticut Expungement Application and Instructions
Download an application and instructions for expungement or provisional pardon of criminal records in Connecticut.


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