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Bridgeport Courhouses

Last updated: October 21, 2013

Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut and is known for its thriving art culture and colonial roots. Many of the city’s courthouses are located in the beautiful historic district. Aside from the Brien McMahon Federal Building, which only hears federal cases, the courthouses in Bridgeport house sessions of the superior court. In the Connecticut court system, superior courts are divided into judicial districts and geographical areas (GAs): the judicial district courts hear more serious criminal and civil cases as well as family court issues, while the GA courts handle minor criminal and civil cases, traffic violations and small claims. The probate and juvenile courts have their own locations in Bridgeport.

Below is a helpful guide for navigating the courthouses of Bridgeport. If you’re representing yourself in court or you’d like more information about the Connecticut courts, visit this self-help site hosted by the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

State Courts

  • Bridgeport Courthouse

    172 Golden Hill Street
    CT 6604

    Tel: (203) 579-6568

    Note: This Courthouse houses Geographical Area 2 in the Connecticut Superior Court system. The GA courts hear minor criminal cases, traffic violations and small claims issues.

    Parking: Parking for this location is limited.

  • Fairfield Judicial District Courthouse

    1061 Main Street
    CT 6604

    Tel: (203) 579-6936

    Note: The Fairfield Judicial District Court hears major criminal, civil and family court issues not involving juveniles.

  • Bridgeport Superior Court

    1 Lafayette Circle
    CT 6604

    Tel: (203) 579-6527

    Note: This is facility is an extension of the Fairfield Judicial District Courthouse at 1061 Main Street.

    Parking: Paid parking is available at the nearby Lafayette Parking Garage.

  • Bridgeport Probate Court (City Hall Annex)

    999 Broad Street, 1st Floor
    CT 06604

    Tel: (203) 576-3945

    Note: This court handles probate issues such as wills and trusts and guardianship issues.

  • Bridgeport Superior Court for Juvenile Matters

    60 Housatonic Avenue
    CT 06608

    Tel: (203) 579-6544

    Note: The juvenile court mostly hears cases involving juvenile delinquency. The juvenile detention center is also located in this building.

Federal Courts

  • Brien McMahon Federal Building, U.S. District Court

    915 Lafayette Boulevard
    CT 6604

    Tel: (203) 579-5861 or (203) 579-5808 (Bankruptcy)

    Note: This building houses the Bridgeport branches of the U.S. District Court and the U.S Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut. The District course hears cases arising under federal law, and the Bankruptcy court hears handles bankruptcy filings and cases out of Bridgeport.

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