Hartford Courthouses

Last updated: October 30, 2013

Hartford is much more than "the Insurance Capital of the World." It's the city Mark Twain nostalgically wrote, "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief." Speaking of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, he lived here, and you can even visit his house.

If you're a resident of this 400-year-old city, you know there are several of courthouses in the area.  If you have a criminal, civil, probate or family law matter, it’s probably in the district or area courthouses.

State Courts

  • Connecticut Supreme Court

    231 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford,
    CT 06106

    Tel: (860) 757-2200

    Parking: Metered parking is available on both sides of Lafayette Street and Washington Street. A public parking garage is available at 21 Oak Street. Consider public transportation.

    Divisions: Supreme Court

    Note: This is the state’s highest court. Between September and June of each year, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on pending cases in eight two-week terms in Oral arguments are open to the public.

  • Connecticut Appellate Court

    75 Elm Street
    Hartford,
    CT 06106

    Tel: (860) 757-2200

    Parking: There is a pay parking lot immediately next to Appellate Court, on the corner of West and Elm Streets. Consider public transportation.

    Division: Intermediate Appeals Court, Civil and Criminal

    Note: This is the state appellate court. Sessions last approximately two weeks and are subject to change. Click here to learn more.

  • Hartford Judicial District

    95 Washington Street
    Hartford,
    CT 06106

    Tel: (860) 548-2700

    Parking: Metered Parking is available on both sides of Lafayette and Washington Streets. The meters take coins or credit cards. Public Courthouse Parking is also available on Grand Street for a fee. To get to Grand Street go down Lafayette Street past the Courthouse and juror parking lot and take your first right onto Grand Street, which is a one-way street. If you are serving on a jury, Available for Jurors on Lafayette Street adjacent to the Geographical Area 14 Courthouse. The second parking lot on right is for jurors. Consider public transportation.

    Divisions: Criminal, Civil

  • Geographical Area 14 Courthouse

    101 Lafayette Street
    Hartford,
    CT 06106

    Tel: (860) 566-1630

    Parking: Metered Parking is available on both sides of Lafayette and Washington Streets. The meters take coins or credit cards. Public Courthouse Parking is also available on Grand Street for a fee. To get to Grand Street go down Lafayette Street past the Courthouse and juror parking lot and take your first right onto Grand Street, which is a one-way street. If you are serving on a jury, Available for Jurors on Lafayette Street adjacent to the Geographical Area 14 Courthouse. The second parking lot on right is for jurors. Consider public transportation.

    Divisions: Criminal, Civil, Family

  • Community Court at Hartford

    80 Washington Street
    80 Washington Street,
    CT 06106

    Tel: (860) 756-7020

    Divisions: Criminal

    Note: The Community Court accepts cases from the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, Farmington, and West Hartford. They deal with “quality of life” crimes such as simple possession of marijuana, breach of peace, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, threatening, prostitution, solicitation of prostitutes, illegal liquor possession by a minor, public nuisance, public drunkenness, excessive noise, and illegal vending.

Federal Courts

  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut

    Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building, United States District Court
    450 Main Street

    Hartford,
    CT 06103

    Tel: (860) 240-3200

    Parking: There are several pay lots in the area including One Linden Place, Hartford, CT 06103.  If you are a juror and park there you are not required to pre-pay for parking. Bring the parking voucher with you to the courthouse where they  validate your parking. If you park at any other lot, you must pre-pay in cash for parking. Bring the parking receipt with you to the courthouse. You will be required to fill out a slip for reimbursement.

    Note: This Court handles all federal cases. If you have a criminal matter you may contact the Federal Prosecutor or the Federal Public Defender.  If you are filing for bankruptcy, click here

  • Hartford Immigration Court

    Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building, United States District Court
    450 Main Street

    Hartford,
    CT 06103

    Tel: (860) 240-3881

    This court handles all immigration matters.

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