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New York Court Resources

New York estate planning attorneys will often tell you that your first stop in a probate case is the New York Surrogates' Court system. There are several branches of Surrogate's Court in New York, within different buroughs and counties.

A Public Administrator takes care of and manages estates for cases where is no one in the decedent's family to manage the estate.

New York Unified Court System

Surrogate's Court

  • New York City Surrogate's Court (New York Unified Court System)
  • Surrogate, New York County
    Hon. Kristin Booth Glen
    Hon. Troy K. Webber
    31 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007
  • 646-386-5000
    Jane Passenant, Chief Clerk
    Jana Cohn, Deputy Chief Clerk
  • Nassau County Surrogate's Court
    262 Old Country Road
    Mineola, New York 11501
    (516) 571-2847
    Hon. John B. Riordan
  • Suffolk County Surrogate's Court
    320 Center Drive
    Riverhead, NY 11901
    Hon. John M. Czygier, Jr.
  • Surrogate, Bronx County
    Hon. Lee L. Holzman
    12th Judicial District
    851 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, NY 10451
  • 718-618-2300
    Michael P. Hausler, Chief Clerk
    Earnestine Glover, Deputy Chief Clerk
  • Surrogate, Queens County
    Hon. Robert L. Nahman
    88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
    Jamaica, NY 11431
  • 718-298-0500
    Alicemarie E. Rice, Chief Clerk
    Margaret Gribbon, Deputy Chief Clerk
  • Surrogate, Kings County
    Hon. Diana A. Johnson
    Hon. Margarita Lopez Torres
    2 Johnson Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • 347-404-9700
    Stephen Chepiga, Chief Clerk
    Mary Egan Dunbar, Deputy Chief Clerk
  • Surrogate, Richmond County
    Hon. Robert J. Gigante
    18 Richmond Terrace
    Staten Island, NY 10301
  • 718-675-8500
    Ronald M. Cerrachio, Chief Clerk
    Jane E. Stilwell, Deputy Chief Clerk

Public Administrator

  • Public Administrator of New York County (Manhattan)
    31 Chambers Street, Room 311
    New York, NY 10007
    Telephone: (212)788-8430

  • Public Administrator of Bronx County
    851 Grand Concourse, Suite 336
    Bronx, NY 10451
    Telephone: (718)293-7660

  • Public Administrator of Richmond County
    130 Stuyvesant Place
    Staten Island, NY 10301
    Telephone: (718)876-7228
  • Public Administrator of Nassau County
    240 Old Country Road, Room 603
    Mineola, NY 11501
    Telephone: (516)571-5911
  • Public Administrator of Suffolk County
    300 Center Drive
    Riverhead NY 11901
    Telephone: (631)852-1753

New York Tax Court

Federal District Court

The Hon. Charles L. Brieant Jr. Federal Building and Courthouse
Southern District of New York
300 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601-4150
Tel: (914) 390-4100
Fax: (914) 390-4180