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Madison County Courts

Supreme Court

Madison County Courthouse
138 North Court Street
Post Office Box 545
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315-366-2267
Fax: 646-963-6588

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:45a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
(excluding State Holidays)
Courts will be closed November 27th and at noon December 24th


Judges' Chambers

Acting Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Donald F. Cerio

Susan Niles

Court Attorney

Melissa Stearns

Phone: 315-366-2321
Fax: 315-266-4760


Acting Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Dennis K. McDermott

Judith Blair

Court Attorney

Elizabeth Worth

Phone: 315-366-2360
Fax: 315-366-2722

Madison County Surrogate's Court

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the courthouse


Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Tracy Dam Chieco

Court Assistant

David Iamele

Senior Court Office Assistant
Mary Monashefsky

Senior Court Office Assistant
Vanessa Scott



The Supreme Court has broad authority over all categories of cases including civil and criminal matters. The Court generally handles civil matters seeking monetary damages. It also hears cases where a party seeks to enjoin or stop certain actions by another party. The Supreme Court is the only court with authority to address matters related to the termination of a marriage, including separation, annulment or divorce.

While the Supreme Court has authority to hear criminal matters involving felonies (offenses punishable by more than one year in prison), generally outside New York City these matters are heard in Criminal Court. back to top