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Erie County Surrogate's Court

Erie County Surrogate's Court

Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-845-2560
Fax: 716-845-7565



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Surrogate's Court Judge

Honorable Barbara Howe
Phone: 716-845-2560

Hon. Barbara Howe


Court Staff

Chief Clerk (Temporary)
Joseph Shifflett
Phone: 716-845-9454
Fax: 716-845-7565



Main Number
Phone: 716-845-2560
Fax: 716-845-7565

Main Desk
Phone: 716-845-2599
Fax: 716-845-7566

Guardianship Department
Phone: 716-845-2124
Fax: 716-845-7567

Adoption Department
Phone: 716-845-2579

Legal Department
Phone: 716-845-2125

Record Room
Phone: 716-845-2585

Part 36 Clerk
Phone: 716-845-2565


Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

The court is closed on all state holidays.back to top