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Madison County Courts

Surrogate's Court

138 North Court Street
P. O. Box 607
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315-231-5321
Fax: 646-963-6594

Hours of Operation:
8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Public Access Computer available:
9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(Closed on State Holidays)


Judges' Chambers

Hon. Patrick J. O'Sullivan

Secretary to Judge
Linda Mulford
Phone: 315-231-5336

Court Attorney
Rhonda M. Youngs
Phone: 315-231-5335

Court Reporter
Nicola Fanelli
Phone: 315-231-5324

Hon. Dennis K. McDermott

Secretary to Judge
Judith Blair
Phone: 315-231-5330

Court Attorney
Elizabeth Worth

Court Reporter
Thomas Frarey
Phone: 315-231-5325

Madison County Surrogate's Court

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the courthouse


Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Deborah Samoyedny
Phone: 315-231-5321
Fax: 646-963-6594


Senior Court Office Assistant
Cheryl A. Chase



Surrogate's Court has jurisdiction over the affairs of filed, decedent's estate proceedings including those of probate of Last Wills and Testaments, administration proceedings in intestacy (instances in which the decedent dies without having duly executed a Last Will and Testament), small estate and ancillary proceedings, disputed claims, discovery proceedings, accountings, compromise and settlement of wrongful death actions, inter vivos and testamentary trusts. Guardianships of the person and property of infants as well as Article 17A proceedings are also handled through this Court.


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April 15, 2016