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Probate Court
Description of Services
  • Probate of wills and estate administration 
  • Appointment of conservator of person and estate, both voluntary and involuntary 
  • Appointment of guardian for adults with developmental disabilities 
  • Involuntary commitment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities 
  • Change of name applications
  • Guardianship of estates of minors 
  • Temporary Guardianship of the person of minors (for a period of up to one year) 
  • Removal of unfit parent as guardian of minor child 
  • Termination of parental rights 
  • Adoption – stepparent, agency, or adult; validation of foreign adoption 
  • Testamentary trusts 
  • Determining title to real estate and personal property


  • Judge of Probate
    Honorable Charles K. Norris 

    City Hall, Room 122
    100 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360

    Ph: (860) 887-2160
    Fx: (860) 887-2401

    Staff Directory

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Includes the towns of Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, and Voluntown.