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Cortland County Courthouse
46 Greenbush Street, Suite #301
Cortland, NY 13045-2725
Phone: 607-218-3335

Business Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday



Judges' Chambers

Surrogate Court Judge
Honorable William F. Ames

Cheryl A. Michales
Phone: 607-218-3345
Fax: 607-218-3367

Court Attorney
Lorraine Seager

Surrogate Court Judge
Honorable Julie A. Campbell

M.J. McCracken
Phone: 607-218-3343
Fax: 1-212-520-6829

Court Attorney
Mary Beth Mathey

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the courthouse


Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Lynne Day
Phone: 607-218-3335
Fax: 212-457-2661




The Surrogate's Court maintains jurisdiction over all actions and proceedings relating to the affairs of decedents including the probate of wills and administration of estates. The Surrogate's Court in Cortland County also processes all guardianship and adoption proceedings.

Cortland County Surrogate's Court has records of decedents beginning in 1805. Indexes of court files are available and can be viewed during business hours. Actual files may be viewed upon a prior written request which must contain the file number; unfortunately, our old files are stored off-site and must be retrieved.


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