Due to the Corona Virus, Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please be patient as some of our employees are working remotely. Please call the appropriate department if you have any questions or call the Mayor's Office at 860 355-6010. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Town Clerks office is currently by appointment only from 9am-12pm. Please call 860-355-6020 or e-mail to schedule an appointment. Passports will not be processed in New Milford at this time.

The New Milford Public Library is closed until further notice  The New Milford Senior Center is closed for all programs, but is available by appointment only.

For information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the following links: CDC, CT Department of Public Health, Governor's Executive Orders. Information can be found by dialing 211.
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Court Staff



          Nanci Howard, Chief Clerk


Rachel Dobies, Clerk

Elizabeth Paige Caudill, Assistant Clerk


Kathleen Maher, Assistant Clerk

Court Staff Biographies            

Nanci Howard, Chief Clerk:
Nanci Howard enjoys working in the Housatonic Probate Court. She also works for the Town of Goshen as the Registrar of Voters. Nanci Howard lives in Goshen with her husband and two children. She is an active volunteer in her community.

To contact Nanci, please email her at nhoward@ctprobate.gov, call the Court at (860) 355-6029, or just stop by and say hello.

Rachel Dobies, Clerk:

Rachael Dobies is the Clerk of the Housatonic Probate Court. She has a passion for helping others and loves getting to share in the work that goes into supporting the five towns represented by the Housatonic Probate court.

When she is not working, you can find Rachael at the local CrossFit gym where she is a coach and competitive athlete. Rachael is also a dog mom of a 3 year old Australian Shepherd/Husky Rescue named Dobby Mae, who takes up most of her free time.

Rachael resides in New Milford where she continues to proudly represent her Alma Mater, Auburn University, in every season of sports.

To contact Rachael, please feel free to reach her at rdobies@ctprobate.gov or call the Court at (860)355-6029


Kathleen Maher, Assistant Clerk:

Kathleen Maher is one of the Assistant Clerks of the Housatonic Probate Court. Kathleen enjoys her job and is looking forward to helping the people of Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman.

When she is not working Kathleen is very active in volunteering in the community. She is a member of The Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford and the Auxiliary of the VFW Post 1672.

Kathleen resides with her husband in New Milford and is the proud mom of Brandi and Matt.

To contact Kathleen, please feel free to email her at kmaher@ctprobate.gov or call the Court at (860) 355-6029.


Elizabeth Paige Caudill, Assistant Clerk:

Elizabeth Caudill is an assistant clerk of the Housatonic Probate Court. Known as “Paige” to friends, she was born and raised in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Paige moved to New Milford in 2015 after graduating college. She lives nearby with her Boyfriend, Walker.

A fun fact about Paige is her love of nail polish. To date she has amassed a collection well over 1,000 bottles, utilizing Google spreadsheets to keep every one of them accounted for.

To contact Paige, email her at Ecaudill@ctprobate.gov or call the Court at (860) 355-6029.

Views Around the Court:

Court Staff & Maria Scribner

The Hearing Room

Kathy and Paige  Swearing-In Ceremony

  Judge Landgrebe with Mayor Pete Bass                    


Additional Links

Contact Information


47 Bridge Street
New Milford, CT 06776 

Phone: (860) 355-6029
Fax: (860) 355-6024

Mailing Address:

47 Bridge Street
New Milford, CT 06776

Office hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Friday:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM