Seal: Washington, Connecticut; Founded 1779
The Town of Washington, Connecticut

Justice of the Peace

The office of Justice of the Peace originated in England and was brought to this country by the early colonists. The office existed in Connecticut in some form from the beginning of the colony.

Historically in the State of Connecticut the role of the Justice of the Peace has diminished over the years. At one time when this state had a multi-tiered Court system with substantial judicial business being conducted by the municipal and city Court judges, the elected Justice of the Peace had substantial authority with respect to the administration of minor Courts in this State. Over the years the scope of authority of this elected official has been narrowed so that in 1984 the role of the Justice of the Peace is limited to certain grants of authority enumerated by statute. Justices of the Peace have general oath giving powers (Conn. Gen. Stat. 1-24), may take acknowledgements (C.G.S. 1-29), may join persons in marriage (C.G.S. 46b-22), and may take depositions (C.G.S. 52-148c). There are also several statutory grants of power regarding specific documents.

Justices of the Peace are elected to a four-year term (currently January 5, 2009 to January 7, 2013).

Adams, FrankD36 West Morris Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-1756
Breeckner, Randall J.R31 Winston Drive
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-9668
(work) 860-355-2631
Bruzzi, Andrew P.R87 Baldwin Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-7190
Bruzzi, Ann FisherR87 Baldwin Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-7190
(work) 860-355-4187
Cain, Matthew W.U43 Revere Road
Washington Depot, CT 06793
(home) 860-868-3456
Carlson, Dottie L.U55A Findlay Road
Marble Dale, CT 06777
(home) 860-619-0080
Cornet, KennethG404 Nettleton Hollow Road
P. O. Box 1266
Washington, CT 06793
(home) 860-868-7355
Fairbairn, Reginald W.D71 Green Hill Road
Washington CT 06793
(home) 860-868-0421
Johnson, Edith C.R70 Scofield Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-2410
Korpalski, Adam J.D10 School Street
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-2503
Leab, Daniel JR62 Old Litchfield Road
P. O. Box 1216
Washington, CT 06793
(home) 860-868-7408
Mustich, Joseph A.G404 Nettleton Hollow Road
Washington, CT 06793
(home) 860-868-7355
Verstandig, Davyne E.D76 Hinkle Road
Washington, CT 06793
(home) 860-868-0806
Weiner, Joshua MilesD110 Litchfield Turnpike
New Preston, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-2882
Wyant, III, Rodrick M.U30 Plumb Hill Road
Washington, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-7583

Others who may perform marriage ceremonies include:

The Hon. Janet M. Wildman
(Ret. Judge of Probate)
27 Old Litchfield Road
Washington, CT 06793
(home) 860-868-2676
The Rev. Dr. Richard C. Sears43 Cook Street
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(home) 860-868-2680

Web page last updated: February 4, 2009