Housatonic Probate Court

The New Milford/Bridgewater Probate Court became the Housatonic Probate Court, Probate District #44 as of January 5, 2011, serving the Towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, and Sherman.

NOTE: On July 1, 2013, new Probate Court Rules of Procedure became effective.  These new rules impact applications to the court.  It is strongly recommended that applicants and prospective applicants familiarize themselves with these rules and utilize the new probate forms that are available on the State of Connecticut Judicial Department website:

Martin F. Landgrebe, Judge of Probate

Office Staff:

  • Nanci Howard, Chief Clerk 
  • Marla Scribner, Clerk 
  • Kathleen Maher, Assistant Clerk

In order to serve you better, please make note of the following:

Estate related matters: Please come to the office no later than 4:00 pm (3:00 pm on Friday) to allow proper time and assistance to open an estate.

Guardian/Conservator related matters: Please arrive at the office no later than 4:00 pm (3:00 pm on Friday) to allow proper time and assistance to open a guardianship and/or conservatorship.

Other Contacts:
Probate Court Administrator - Hon. Paul Knierim
Chief Counsel - Thomas E. Gaffey

Office at 186 Newington Rd., West Hartford, CT 06110
Telephone (860) 231-2442 and Fax (860) 231-1055;

The focus of the probate court is to provide friendly, responsive service to all. However, Connecticut law prohibits probate court staff from giving legal advice. 

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Contact Information

10 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776

Phone: (860) 355-6029
Fax: (860) 355-6024

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm