The Judicial Branch offers various electronic services, including electronic filing in appellate, civil, family, housing and small claims
matters, electronic short calendar markings entry and history, and online
attorney registration, to further its mission to serve the interests of
justice and the public by resolving matters brought before it in a fair,
timely, efficient and open manner.
Notice of New Case Type - Abandoned and Blighted Property Receiverships
Electronic Publication of Orders of Notice in Civil and Family Cases The Judicial Branch has created a Legal Notices page on the Judicial Branch website
for orders of notice by publication issued by the court in civil and family cases.
This new web page will be available January 2, 2020.
Historically, such notices have been ordered to be published in a newspaper. The new
Legal Notices webpage will allow parties, when ordered by the court, to send their orders
of notice to the Judicial Branch for publication on the Judicial Branch’s website at no cost.
Names published on the Legal Notices webpage will be searchable online. It is expected that
this will save a great deal of time and expense, and provide greater accuracy and broader notice
than newspaper publication.
FAQs for Legal Notice by Publication are available here. Questions may be sent to LegalNotice@jud.ct.gov.
Notice Regarding The Filing of Habeas Matters
Beginning February 1, 2019, newly initiated habeas matters, with a file date of 02/01/2019 and after, will be paperless and e-filable.
Note that Case Initiation for habeas matters will continue to be filed on paper with the appropriate clerk's office. The case initiation
documents will be scanned by the clerk's office, and a paperless, electronic file will be created. Documents subsequent to Case Initiation
will be e-filable. As with most other civil case types, E-filing in e-filable Habeas cases is mandatory for attorneys and law firms (unless
granted an exclusion from electronic services requirements) and optional for self-represented parties. Documents subsequent to case initiation
must be filed electronically by attorneys via Superior Court E-Services subject to exceptions as outlined in the E-Filing Procedures and Technical
Standards document [https://www.jud.ct.gov/external/super/E-Services/e-standards.pdf].
Most documents filed on paperless habeas cases will be accessible publically over the internet using the Civil/Family Case Look-up.For further information go to
https://www.jud.ct.gov/external/super/E-Services/efile/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective June 1, 2018,
the clerk will no longer mail a paper copy of a Memorandum of Decision, Arbitrator’s Decision or Fact Finder’s Finding of Facts
in civil cases to attorneys and law firms without an exclusion from electronic services requirements. A judicial notice
delivered to the E-Services Inbox will notify all counsel and appearing parties that such documents are available online. The clerk will
continue to mail paper copies of these documents to attorneys with an exclusion from electronic services requirements and to self-represented
parties, but any enrolled appearing attorney or any self-represented party with electronic access to his or her file will also receive the
judicial notice in the E-Services Inbox and can view the documents online.
Please be advised that effective May 31, 2018, the Judicial Branch is upgrading the browser requirements for its applications that accept payments by credit card in order to meet the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for safeguarding payment data (TLS 1.2). We have noticed a small percentage of our users are using old browsers that are not TLS 1.2 compliant so we are suggesting that users upgrade their browsers to the following versions.
Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Chrome 50.0 or higher
Firefox 45.0 or higher
If your browser does not support TLS 1.2, you will be unable to make payments by credit card through Judicial Branch applications.
For more information, please go to the
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Notice: The Judicial Branch has created a new civil case type,
A05 – AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPEALS, to identify affordable housing appeals. Any affordable housing appeal taken pursuant to Connecticut
General Statutes Section 8-30g(f) should be identified as case type A05 in the electronic filing system. The use of this specific case
type expedites the process of identifying and referring affordable housing appeals to the Land Use Litigation Docket, and allows the court to
more efficiently track the filing and resolution of these appeals.
Reminder: Practice Book section 4-7 prohibits filing documents that
contain personal identifying information with the court. Anyone filing documents and attachments with the court in
civil, family, housing or small claims matters is required to omit, remove (redact), or black-out personal identifying information before filing any
document unless the information is required by law or court order. Personal identifying information includes a person’s date of birth,
mother’s maiden name, Social Security number, motor vehicle operator’s license number, or any financial account number, security code or
personal identification number (PIN).
The clerk does not review documents for personal identifying information. Counsel and self-represented parties are reminded to review and
redact all documents and attachments before filing them with the courts to prevent the disclosure of personal identifying information.
Not doing so may result in penalties or sanctions being ordered by the court or in the personal liability of the filer.
Effective August 24, 2017, several new features are being added to the E-Services Inbox. The E-Services Inbox will allow you to:
Set the default display to include the Preview by selecting
General Settings from the menu and then Show Preview by Default and
The Inbox will then show the case names and additional information about a notice every time you open the E-Services Inbox.
Hide the Filter, Sort or
Preview options at the top of the E-Services Inbox page if you do not need them.
Print or tag multiple notices at the same time by choosing a
Multi Selection checkbox above the display of notices.
This selection will activate checkboxes next to each item and a checkbox in the blue bar immediately about the notice to the left of
You can choose the checkbox next to specific items that you want to print or tag, or you can choose the checkbox in the bar to print or tag all the notices in the E-Services Inbox at the same time. Once you have selected the items, you can choose
Print Selected Items or Add Tag to Selected Items.
Court order notices (may
be referred to as SCRAM notices),
Docket number assignment notices,
Transfer notices, and
Docket number change notices.
Until May 1, 2017, notices will be provided both electronically in the
E-Services Inbox and on paper via US Mail to allow attorneys and law firms
to become familiar with the Inbox and incorporate electronic notices into
their office processes. Notices sent on or after May 1, 2017 will be
provided only electronically in the E-Services Inbox. Please note that paper
notices will continue to be mailed to self-represented parties and to
attorneys and law firms with an exclusion from electronic services.
Self-represented parties with an appearance and electronic access to their
case will have access to notices in the E-Services Inbox. Attorneys,
legal support staff, and the public are invited to come for a presentation
on the E-Services Inbox to learn more about navigating the Inbox and using
its functions to view and manage notices from the court.
of E-Services Inbox training presentations.
11/17/16 -- Notice: A new civil case type has been created to provide consistency in the filing of claims against the uninsured and
underinsured coverage of an individual’s own automobile insurance policy. Currently, these types of cases are identified as tort, vehicular tort or
contract cases by different filers. The use of a specific case type permits more efficient identification and tracking of the filing and resolution
of these cases. The new case type will be C50 – Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Any case involving a claim against an insured’s uninsured
or underinsured coverage should be identified as case type C50 on the civil summons
(JD-CV 1) and in the electronic filing system.
10/18/16 -- Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut attorneys will
be required to attend a minimum of 12 credit hours of continuing legal
education (CLE) as part of their license requirement.
11/28/16 -- Beginning January 1, 2017, newly-initiated housing
matters formerly filed on paper in the Geographical Area locations of G.A. 5
at Derby, G.A. 18 at Bantam, G.A. 10 at New London, G.A. 11 at Danielson,
must now be filed electronically in the Judicial Districts of
Ansonia/Milford (Derby), Litchfield (Bantam), New London (New London) and
Windham at Putnam (Danielson).
E-filing in e-filable cases is
mandatory for attorneys and law firms without an exclusion from electronic
services requirements and optional for self-represented parties.
E-filing of housing matters in the Housing Sessions became mandatory in
March of 2016, and in all other judicial districts in October, 2015.
Read more information on e-filing in housing matters.
11/17/16 -- Effective for cases filed on and after December 1, 2016,
changes will be made to the individual calendaring program for non-family
civil cases statewide, based upon the experiences of individual calendaring
judges, litigants, the bar and court staff with the program.
Information on these upcoming changes | Summary of the
individual calendaring program
09/15/16 -- Beginning October 3, 2016, e-filing in newly-initiated family matters of
eight additional case types
will be permitted by self-represented parties and mandatory for attorneys
and law firms without an exclusion from electronic services requirements.
Also beginning October 3, 2016, all applications for change of
name filed in the Judicial District of Tolland must be filed at the clerk’s office located at
69 Brooklyn St., Rockville, CT. Do not file these applications at the clerk’s office located at 20 Park St., Rockville, CT.06/28/16 -- Notice: Public Act 16-26 increases certain
court fees and implements new fees effective July 1, 2016. Any documents
filed after 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 will be deemed filed Friday,
July 1, 2016, and will be subject to the increased fee.
View a complete list
of court fees. For small claims filers only, please note that if you
have any executions in the Small Claims Shopping Cart, you must file and pay
for them before 4:55 PM on June 30, 2016. Executions remaining in the Small
Claims shopping cart at 5:00 PM will be removed, and you will have to
re-enter the information into the system on Friday morning. We apologize for
04/08/16-- Limited Scope Appearances –
Effective January 1, 2016,
Section 3-8 of the Practice Book was amended to permit the filing of a
limited appearance in any family or civil case. Practice Book Section
3-3(b) requires an attorney filing an appearance limited to a specific event
or proceeding to use Judicial Branch form
Practice Book Section 3-9(c) requires an attorney to file a certificate of
completion of limited appearance on Judicial Branch form
the representation defined in the limited appearance has been completed.
Until the certificate is filed, the limited appearance remains active.
Neither the limited appearance nor the certificate of completion can be
filed electronically. Both forms must be filed on paper with the
appropriate court.02/08/16 -- Notice regarding
Decisions for Motions for Extension of Time effective March 1, 201602/01/16-- Beginning March 1, 2016, e-filing will be mandatory for
attorneys and law firms without an exclusion from electronic services
requirements and optional for self-represented parties for newly-filed
housing matters in the Housing Sessions in Bridgeport, Hartford, New
Britain, New Haven, Norwalk and Waterbury. The following case types must be
initiated electronically and all subsequent motions, pleadings and documents
must also be filed electronically: Summary Process (H00); Return of Security
Deposit (H10); Rent and/or Damages (H12); Housing – Administrative Appeals
(H50); Housing – Municipality Enforcement (H60); and Housing – All Other
(H90). Cases of the following types must be initiated on paper but all
subsequent motions, pleadings and documents must be filed electronically:
Housing – Housing Code Enforcement (H20); Housing – Entry & Detainer (H30)
and Housing – Audita Querela/Injunction (H40).
To assist attorneys, paralegals, legal support staff and the public in preparing for e-filing, a
slide presentation and question and answer session on the basics of filing
electronically will be offered in four court locations: Bridgeport,
Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury. View a schedule of available sessions
here. No registration is required for these sessions. If you have any
questions, send an e-mail to
E-Services@jud.ct.gov or call Alice Mastrony at (860) 706-5321.