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Albany Surrogate Court


Albany County Courthouse
16 Eagle Street, Room 123
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-285-8585
Fax: 518-285-8237

Albany County Courthouse

Hon. Stacy Pettit, Albany Surrogate Court Judge

Chief Clerk
Deborah Kearns


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except State Holidays)


Records Access

Please do not hesitate to contact our office by telephone with any questions. Please be advised that questions must be of a general nature only. Legal questions cannot be answered by staff as we are precluded, by law, from offering legal advice.

Find our forms at our office, on Surrogate's Court Home Page, or at or you may purchase the HOT DOCS program from the New York State Bar Association.


Directions and Parking

From I-787 South: Exit at Clinton Avenue (Route 9), and turn Left onto South Pearl Street. Turn right onto State Street. Go straight on State Street for two blocks. Make a right onto Eagle Street. The Courthouse is on the third block on your right hand side. Enter the building from Lodge Street.

On-street metered parking is available throughout downtown. Some meters expire every two or four hours, depending on the location. These meters cost .25 cents for 12 minutes of parking. Expired meters will be ticketed, which start at a minimum of $15.00.

Handicap parking is available in the front (Eagle Street) and back (Lodge Street) entrances of the County Courthouse. This is also metered parking. The Crowne Plaza has handicap spaces available as well.

Bus service is available from several locations throughout the county to downtown Albany.