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.
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.
Past Notices ...[+](Click to expand or collapse)
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.