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Madison County Courts

Supreme Court

Madison County Courthouse
138 North Court Street
Post Office Box 545
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315-231-5301
Fax: 646-963-6588

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(excluding State Holidays)


Judges' Chambers

Acting Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Donald F. Cerio, Jr.

Susan Niles

Court Attorney

Melissa Stearns

Phone: 315-231-5333
Fax: 315-266-4760


Madison County Surrogate's Court

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the courthouse


Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Tracy Dam Chieco


The Supreme Court has broad authority over all categories of cases including civil and criminal matters. The Court generally handles civil matters seeking monetary damages. It also hears cases where a party seeks to enjoin or stop certain actions by another party. The Supreme Court is the only court with authority to address matters related to the termination of a marriage, including separation, annulment or divorce.

While the Supreme Court has authority to hear criminal matters involving felonies (offenses punishable by more than one year in prison), generally outside New York City these matters are heard in Criminal Court. back to top