Litchfield Superior Court
Litchfield Superior Court (Photo: Joe Mabel)

After years of planning and building, Connecticut’s judicial branch has announced the new Litchfield District Superior Courthouse will open Aug. 25 in Torrington.

Previously housed in Litchfield, the new 183,000-square-foot building will be known as the Torrington Superior Courthouse, and it will replace Litchfield Superior Court, Bantam Superior Court (GA18), a family services office moving from Litchfield and Torrington Juvenile Court. The new courthouse is located at 50 Field St., Torrington.

As part of the transition, the state announced, the following will become effective:

At the end of business on Friday, Aug. 25, Litchfield Superior Court, 15 West St., Litchfield, will permanently close. At that time, all matters pending in that facility will be transferred to the new Torrington Superior Courthouse and all new matters in the Litchfield Judicial District must be filed in the new Torrington Superior Courthouse.

At the end of business on Friday, Sept. 8, the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters at 410 Winsted Rd., Torrington, will permanently close. At that time, all matters pending in that facility will be transferred to the new Torrington Superior Courthouse, and all new matters to be filed in the Torrington Juvenile Venue District must be filed in the new Torrington Superior Courthouse.

At the end of business on Friday, Sept. 15, Bantam Superior Court (Geographical Area 18) will permanently close. All matters pending at that facility will be transferred to the new Torrington Superior Courthouse, and all new matters to be filed at Bantam Superior Court GA18 must be filed in the new Torrington Superior Courthouse.