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Madison County Courts

County Court

Madison County Courthouse
North Court Street
Post Office Box 545
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315-366-2266
Fax: 646-963-6588

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(excluding State Holidays)


Judges' Chambers

Hon. Biagio DiStefano

Court Attorney
Edward Kane

Linda Mulford

Phone: 315-366-2381
Fax: 315-366-2739

Court Reporter
Althea Davis

Hon. Donald F. Cerio

Court Attorney
Melissa C. Stearns

Susan O. Niles

Fax 315-266-4760

Court Reporter

Thomas Frarey

Madison County Surrogate's Court

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the courthouse


Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Phone: 315-366-2267
Fax: 315-366-2539




County Court is located in each county of the State outside of New York City. County Court is authorized to handle the prosecution of all crimes committed within the county. It has exclusive authority to handle trials in felony matters and shares authority with the local city, and town and village courts to handle trials in misdemeanor cases (offenses punishable by less than one year in prison) and other minor offenses and violations. The County Court also has limited authority to hear civil cases. County Court also acts as an appellate court for civil and criminal appeals from the town and village courts and for criminal, civil, and small claims from city court.

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