Probate Court

The Hamden Court of Probate is the one Court with which most citizens of Hamden come in contact. The Court is easily accessible in the Hamden Government Center and is open every day during normal business hours. 


To fully meet the expectations of the citizens of Hamden who require the services of the Court, the Court has long been dedicated to attaining two specific goals:

  1. To guide those requiring our services through the Probate process in a compassionate manner
  2. To process each Application filed with the Court in an efficient and expeditious manner, in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes and the Probate practice and procedures


The Hamden Probate Court has jurisdiction over many matters including: 

  • The probating of Wills and the administration of decedent's estates
  • Appointing Conservators of the Person and Estate of incapable individuals
  • Appointing Guardians for minor children and citizens with mental disabilities
  • Overseeing testamentary and living trusts and granting adoptions and name changes