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Probate Division


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Select a county to find the judge, court clerk, register, address, telephone number for each Probate Division.

expand Addison
Honorable Eleanor Smith, Presiding Judge

7 Mahady Court
Middlebury VT 05753
(802) 388-7741
Jo LaMarche, Superior Court Clerk
Joanna Rylands, Register

expand Bennington
Honorable Justine D. Scanlon, Presiding Judge

207 South St
Bennington VT 05201
(802) 447-2705
Mary Frost, Superior Court Clerk
Suzanne Bushee, Register

expand Bennington (Manchester Office by appointment only)
Honorable Justine D. Scanlon, Presiding Judge

PO Box 446
Manchester VT 05254
(802) 447-2705
Mary Frost, Superior Court Clerk
Suzanne Bushee, Register

expand Caledonia
Honorable Ernest T. Balivet, Presiding Judge

1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury VT 05819
(802) 748-6605
Kathleen Pearl, Superior Court Clerk
Marilyn Newman, Register

expand Chittenden
Honorable Susan Fowler, Presiding Judge

PO Box 511, 175 Main St
Burlington VT 05402
(802) 651-1518
Christine Brock, Superior Court Clerk
Judith Joly and Debra Brunell, Registers

expand Essex
Honorable Allen Hodgdon, Presiding Judge

PO Box 426
Island Pond VT 05846
(802) 723-4770
Kathleen Pearl, Superior Court Clerk
Lisa Moore, Register

expand Franklin
Honorable Lawrence Bruce, Presiding Judge

17 Church St
St Albans VT 05478
(802) 524-7948
Gaye Paquette, Superior Court Clerk
Terri Deuso, Register

expand Grand Isle
Honorable George Spear, Presiding Judge

PO Box 7
North Hero VT 05474
(802) 372-8350
Gaye Paquette, Superior Court Clerk
Karen Gleitch, Register

expand Lamoille
Honorable James R. Dean Mahoney, Presiding Judge

PO Box 570
Hyde Park VT 05655
(802) 888-3306
Kathleen Hobart, Superior Court Clerk
Doreen Blake, Register

expand Orange
Honorable Bernard Lewis, Presiding Judge

5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
(802) 685-4610
Theresa Scott, Superior Court Clerk
Elaine Duke, Register

expand Orleans
Honorable John P. Monette, Presiding Judge

247 Main Street
Newport VT 05855
(802) 334-3305
Tina de la Bruere, Superior Court Clerk
Faye Moore, Register

expand Rutland
Honorable Kevin Candon, Presiding Judge

83 Center St
Rutland VT 05701
(802) 775-0114
Therese Corsones, Superior Court Clerk
Nanette Weir, Register

expand Washington
Honorable Jeffrey Kilgore, Presiding Judge

10 Elm St, Unit 2
Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 828-3405
Claire Mee, Superior Court Clerk
Janice Brown, Register

expand Windham
Honorable Robert Pu, Presiding Judge

30 Putney Rd (2nd floor)
Brattleboro VT 05301
(802) 257-2898
Anne Damone, Superior Court Clerk
Richard Gale, Register

expand Windsor
Honorable Joanne M. Ertel, Presiding Judge

62 Pleasant St.
Woodstock VT 05091
(802) 457-1503
Theresa Scott, Superior Court Clerk
Donna Pearsons, Register


The Probate Division handles the probate of wills, settlement of estates, adoptions, guardianships, name changes, correction of vital records, and uniform gifts to minors. There are 14 Probate Division judges who are elected for four-year terms.

Some legal matters that are not listed may fall under the jurisdiction of other Vermont Courts. To find information on legal topics not covered by this web page please visit the Vermont Judiciary Going to Court page: https://www.VermontJudiciary.org/gtc/default.aspx