Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Judge of Probate

Judge of Probate

Judge of Probate: Andrea L. Truppa

Clerk: Marien Pechie

Plainfield-Killingly Probate District (27)
Town Hall, 8 Community Ave.
Plainfield, CT 06374

Telephone: 860-230-3031
Fax: 860-564-0126

Office Hours:

Monday - Wednesday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Thursday - 8:30am - 6:30pm

Friday - 8:30am - 3:00pm

Probate Courts have jurisdiction over a wide variety of matters including:

Trusts and Estates

  • probating wills and the administration of estates;
  • overseeing testamentary and living trusts;
  • determining title to real and personal property; and,
  • construing the meaning of wills and trusts.

Guardians, Conservators and Civil Commitment

  • appointing guardians for persons who are mentally retarded;
  • approving sterilizations and placements of persons who are mentally retarded;
  • appointing a guardian of the estate or person for a child;
  • for persons with mental illness and/or for persons who are incapable of managing or administering their own affairs, appointing conservators of the person and the estate; and,
  • committing those suffering from severe mental illness to an appropriate facility.


  • removing unfit parents as guardians of their children;
  • hearing the claims of paternity of unwed fathers;
  • terminating the parental rights of parents who cannot fulfill their parental responsibilities; and,
  • granting adoptions.


  • granting name changes;
  • approving or disapproving the marriage of a youth under the age of sixteen years; and
  • waiving the blood tests required for the issuance of a marriage license.

Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday: CLOSED