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Madison County Courts

Surrogate's Court

138 North Court Street
P. O. Box 607
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315-366-2392
Fax: 646-963-6594

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Public Access Computer available:
9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(Closed on State Holidays)


Judges' Chambers

Hon. Biagio J. DiStefano

Secretary to Judge
Linda Mulford
Phone: 315-366-2381

Principal Law Clerk
Edward M. Kane
Phone: 315-366-2393

Court Reporter
Althea Davis
Phone: 315-366-2401

Hon. Dennis K. McDermott

Secretary to Judge
Judith Blair
Phone: 315-366-2360

Principal Law Clerk
Elizabeth Worth
Phone: 315-366-2437

Court Reporter
Thomas Frarey
Phone: 315-366-2402

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: 315-366-2392
Fax: 646-963-6594


Sr. Court Office Asst.
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 9, 2013