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


NYC Surrogate’s Courts

In light of recent developments in the coronavirus public health emergency in New York State, please call the phone number or e-mail below before coming to courthouses:

Bronx County - 718-618-1894; 

Kings County

New York County

Queens County – 718-298-0500;

Richmond County - General Clerk’s Office: 718-675-8500;  Help Center: 718-675-8508;  Calendars, Motions, Law Dept: 718-675-8505.  Parties with urgent matters may contact the Chief Clerk’s Office at 718.675.8504 or at

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
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
Deputy Chief Clerk

Queens County

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

Kings County (Brooklyn)

Hon. Margarita Lopez Torres
Hon. Harriet L. Thompson
2 Johnson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
E-Filing Directions 
Chief Clerk
Doreen A. Quinn

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
Deputy Chief Clerk
Jane E. Stilwell