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Madison County Courts

Surrogate's Court

138 North Court Street
P. O. Box 607
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315-231-5321
Fax: 646-963-6594

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Public Access Computer available:
8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(Closed on State Holidays)


Judges' Chambers

Hon. Patrick J. O'Sullivan

Secretary to Judge
Linda Mulford
Phone: 315-231-5336

Court Attorney
Rhonda M. Youngs
Phone: 315-231-5335


Hon. Dennis K. McDermott

Secretary to Judge
Melaine Birmingham
Phone: 315-231-5330

Court Attorney
Elizabeth Worth


Due to the renovation of the Courthouse, effective September 5, 2017, the Surrogate’s Court office and staff will be relocated to the Grand Jury Room located in the Veteran’s Memorial Building on the current Madison County complex.  All filings must be filed at this location. The mailing address, phone and fax numbers will remain the same.
As of September 25, 2017 all court proceedings will take place at 181 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY.
See below for directions.


Madison County Surrogate's Court

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the courthouse


Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Deborah Samoyedny
Phone: 315-231-5321
Fax: 646-963-6594

181 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida NY

From State Route 5 in Sherrill, turn onto Sherrill Road (the main intersection; a new Maple Leaf Market is on the corner). Take Sherrill Road 1.1 miles, through two traffic signals, to 181 Kenwood Avenue (Sherrill Road becomes Kenwood Avenue at the creek/bridge). When you reach the Kenwood Avenue/Skinner Road intersection, the Temporary Facility will be on your left. It is a large stone building with a tall flag pole in the front. The parking lot is in the back. Please contact the Court Clerk’s office if you need further directions or have any further questions.



Surrogate's Court has jurisdiction over the affairs of filed, decedent's estate proceedings including those of probate of Last Wills and Testaments, administration proceedings in intestacy (instances in which the decedent dies without having duly executed a Last Will and Testament), small estate and ancillary proceedings, disputed claims, discovery proceedings, accountings, compromise and settlement of wrongful death actions, inter vivos and testamentary trusts. Guardianships of the person and property of infants as well as Article 17A proceedings are also handled through this Court.


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January 17, 2018