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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.


Surrogate Court Locations

New York County (Manhattan)

Hon. Rita Mella
Hon. Hilary Gingold
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
Sharlotte S. Smith

Queens County

Hon. Peter J. Kelly
88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435

Chief Clerk
Janet Tucker

Kings County (Brooklyn)

Hon. Rosemarie Montalbano
Hon. Bernard J. Graham
2 Johnson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

E-Filing Directions 

Chief Clerk
Lisa Mathis

Deputy Chief Clerk
Kim N. Stephens

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