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The Surrogate's Court hears cases involving the affairs of decedents, including the probate of wills and the administration of estates. It also handles adoptions.

Surrogate's Court, NY County

 

Important Information: NYC Surrogate’s Courts

In light of recent developments in the coronavirus public health emergency in New York State, ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS ONLY will be considered by the Court. Please call the phone number or e-mail below before coming to Court:

Bronx County - 718-618-2300; emadera@nycourts.gov

Kings County – 347-404-9720; KingSurr-info@nycourts.gov or
KingSurr-Emergency@nycourts.gov

New York County - 917-509-7218; dsanabri@nycourts.gov

Queens County – 718-298-0777; qnssurr-info@nycourts.gov

Richmond County - 718-675-8504; rcerrach@nycourts.gov

Surrogate Court Locations

New York County (Manhattan)

Hon. Nora S. Anderson
Hon. Rita Mella
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
Chief Clerk
Diana Sanabria
646-386-5000
Deputy Chief Clerk
Jana Cohn

Bronx County

Hon. Nelida Malavé-Gonzalez
12th Judicial District
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Chief Clerk
Elix R. Madera-Fliegelman
718-618-2300
Deputy Chief Clerk
Vacant

Queens County

Hon. Peter Kelly
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Chief Clerk
James Lim Becker
718-298-0500
Deputy Chief Clerk
Janet Tucker

Kings County (Brooklyn)

Hon. Margarita Lopez Torres
Hon. Harriet L. Thompson
2 Johnson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Chief Clerk
Doreen A. Quinn
347-404-9700

Administration: 347-404-9690
Probate: 347-404-9670

Richmond County (Staten Island)

Hon. Matthew J. Titone
18 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Chief Clerk
Ronald M. Cerrachio
718-675-8500
Deputy Chief Clerk
Jane E. Stilwell