Where to file a Small Claims Matter:

The Small Claims Session is a part of Connecticut�s court system where you can sue for money damages only.  The amount of damages you can sue for is limited to $5,000 or less except if you are filing a case for the return of a security deposit in a landlord-tenant matter.  Small Claims Session procedures are easier to follow, and the filing fee is lower than the fee for filing in Superior Court.

Small claims matters must be filed with the clerk of the court in the appropriate judicial district or housing session.

1.       If the plaintiff is a person, you must file the small claims writ with the judicial district court location serving the town: (1) where you live; (2) where the party you are suing (the defendant) lives or does business; or (3) where the thing or injury you are suing about took place, unless the claim is a landlord tenant matter.

2.       If the claim is a landlord-tenant matter (such as a claim for unpaid rent, damages to the premises or return of a security deposit) that is being filed in a judicial district in which a housing session has been established, you must file it with the clerk of the housing session for that judicial district.

3.       If the plaintiff is a business entity, including a corporation organized under Connecticut laws, a United States corporation, a foreign corporation (organized under the laws of another state) or a limited liability company, you must file any new small claims writ in the judicial district court location serving the town (1) in which the defendant lives or is doing business or (2) where the thing or injury the plaintiff is suing about took place.

Once you have identified the town or city based upon the information in sections 1, 2 or 3, you can either scroll down the list below or choose the first letter of the name of the town or city to find the name of the town and the appropriate judicial district or housing session location where you can file your small claims case, as well as the directions to that location.

The statutes that govern where to file these cases are Sections 51-345 and 51-346 of the Connecticut General Statutes. To view these statutes, you may use the search function at http://search.cga.state.ct.us/r/statute/dtsearch_form.asp.

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Andover - Tolland Judicial District

Ansonia - Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Ashford - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Avon:

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Bantam - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Barkhamstead - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Beacon Falls Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Berlin:

Small Claims - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� - New Britain Judicial District

Bethany:

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Bethel - Danbury Judicial District

Bethlehem - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Bloomfield :

Small Claims - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Bolton - Tolland Judicial District

Bozrah - New London Judicial District

Branford :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Bridgeport :

Small Claims - Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Bridgeport Housing Session - Fairfield Judicial District

Bridgewater - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Bristol :

Small Claims - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� - New Britain Judicial District

Brookfield Danbury Judicial District

Brooklyn - Windham JD - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Burlington :

Small Claims - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� - New Britain Judicial District

Canaan - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Canterbury - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Canton

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Chaplin - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Chesire :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Chester - Middlesex Judicial District

Clinton - Middlesex Judicial District

Colchester - New London Judicial District

Colebrook - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Columbia - Tolland JD -�Tolland Judicial District

Cornwall - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Coventry - Tolland JD� -�Tolland Judicial District

Cromwell:

Small Claims Option 1 - Middlesex Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims  - Middlesex Judicial District

Danbury - Danbury Judicial District

Danielson - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Darien :

Small Claims Option 1 - Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Session

Deep River - Middlesex Judicial District

Derby  - �Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Durham - Middlesex Judicial District

East Granby :

Small Claims - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

East Haddam - Middlesex Judicial District

East Hampton - Middlesex Judicial District

East Hartford :

Small Claims - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

East Haven :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 � Session � Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

East Lyme - New London Judicial District

East Windsor :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Tolland Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Eastford - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Easton :

Small Claims - Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Bridgeport Housing Session - Fairfield Judicial District

Ellington - Tolland Judicial District

Enfield :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Tolland Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Essex - Middlesex Judicial District

Fairfield :

Small Claims- Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Bridgeport Housing Session - Fairfield Judicial District

Farmington :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Franklin - New London Judicial District

Glastonbury :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Goshen - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Granby :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Greenwich :

Small Claims Option 1 - Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 -Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Session

Griswold - New London Judicial District

Groton � New� London JD - New London Judicial District

Guilford :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Haddam � Middlesex� JD - Middlesex Judicial District

Hamden :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Hampton - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Hartford :

Small Claims�- Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Hartland � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Harwinton � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Hebron - Tolland Judicial District

Kent � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Killingly - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Killingworth - Middlesex Judicial District

Lebanon - New London Judicial District

Ledyard - New London Judicial District

Lisbon - New London Judicial District

Litchfield - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Lyme - New London Judicial District

Madison :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Manchester :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Tolland Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Mansfield Tolland Judicial District

Marlborough :

Small Claims�-Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Meriden :

Small Claims Option 1 - New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Middlebury :

Small Claims - Waterbury JD - Waterbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

Middlefield - Middlesex Judicial District

Middletown - Middlesex Judicial District

Milford :

Small Claims Option 1 - Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � New Haven Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Monroe :

Small Claims-Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Bridgeport Housing Session - Fairfield Judicial District

Montville - New London Judicial District

Morris � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Naugatuck :

Small Claims - Waterbury JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

New Britain :

Small Claims-New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� -New Britain Judicial District

New Canaan :

Small Claims Option 1 - Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 -Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Session

New Fairfield - Danbury Judicial District

New Hartford � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

New Haven :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 -Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 -Meriden Judicial District

New London - New London Judicial District

New Milford :

Small Claims Option 1 � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Small Claims Option 2 -Danbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Housing Small Claims Option 2 -Danbury Judicial District

Newington :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� � Session� - New Britain Judicial District

Newtown - Danbury Judicial District

Norfolk � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

North Branford :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

North Canaan � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

North Haven :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Northford :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Norwalk :

Small Claims Option 1 - Fairfield Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Sessiont

Norwich �- New London Judicial District

Old Lyme - New London Judicial District

Old Saybrook - Middlesex Judicial District

Orange :

Small Claims  - Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Oxford - Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Plainfield - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Plainville :

Small Claims - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� � Session� - New Britain Judicial District

Plymouth :

Small Claims Option 1 - New Britain Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Waterbury JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� � Session� - New Britain Judicial District

Pomfret - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Portland - Middlesex Judicial District

Preston - New London Judicial District

Prospect :

Small Claims � Waterbury JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

Putnam - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Redding - Danbury Judicial District

Ridgefield - Danbury Judicial District

Rockville - Tolland Judicial District

Rocky Hill :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� � Session� - New Britain Judicial District

Roxbury - Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Salem - New London Judicial District

Salisbury � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Scotland - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Seymour - Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Sharon - Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Shelton - Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Sherman - Danbury Judicial District

Simsbury :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Somers - Tolland Judicial District

South Windsor :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Tolland Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Southbury :

Small Claims Option 1 � Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Waterbury� JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

Southington :

Small Claims - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� - New Britain Judicial District

Sprague - New London Judicial District

Stafford - Tolland Judicial District

Stamford :

Small Claims Option 1 - Fairfield Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Stamford/Norwalk JD � Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Sessiont

Stonington - New London Judicial District

Sterling - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Stonington - New London Judicial District

Stratford :

Small Claims - Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Bridgeport Housing Session - Fairfield Judicial District

Suffield :

Small Claims - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Thomaston � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Thompson - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Tolland - Tolland Judicial District

Torrington � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Trumbull:

�Small Claims - Fairfield Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Bridgeport Housing Session - Fairfield Judicial District

Union Tolland Judicial District

Vernon Tolland Judicial District

Voluntown - New London Judicial District

Wallingford :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 - Meriden Judicial District

Warren � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Washington � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Waterbury� :

Small Claims - Waterbury JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

Waterford - New London Judicial District

Watertown:

Small Claims Option 1 � Waterbury JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - Litchfield� JD � Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

West Hartford :

Small Claims - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

West Haven :

Small Claims Option 1 - Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � New Haven Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Westbrook - Middlesex Judicial District

Weston :

Small Claims Option 1 - Fairfield Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Sessiont

Westport :

Small Claims Option 1 - Fairfield Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Sessiont

Wethersfield :

Small Claims Option 1 - Hartford Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 - New Britain Judicial District

Housing Small Claims� � Session� - New Britain Judicial District

Willimantic - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Willington - Tolland Judicial District

Wilton :

Small Claims Option 1 - Fairfield Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Norwalk Housing Session -� Norwalk Housing Sessiont

Winchester � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Windham - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

Windsor Locks :

Small Claims - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Windsor :

Small Claims - Hartford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims - Small Claims - Housing Session at Hartford

Winsted � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Wolcott :

Small Claims � Waterbury JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

Woodbridge :

Small Claims Option 1 � New Haven Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 �- Ansonia-Milford Judicial District

Housing Small Claims Option 1 �- Small Claims - Housing at New Haven

Housing Small Claims Option 2 �   Meriden Judicial District

Woodbury :

Small Claims Option 1 � Waterbury JD � Waterbury Judicial District

Small Claims Option 2 � Litchfield� JD - Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse at Torrington

Housing Small Claims � Waterbury Housing Session - Waterbury Judicial District

Woodstock - Windham Judicial District (at Putnam)

 

The statutes that govern where to file these cases are Sections 51-345 and 51-346 of the Connecticut General Statutes. To view these statutes, you may use the search function at http://search.cga.state.ct.us/r/statute/dtsearch_form.asp.External Link

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