Important Notice

To maintain and increase access to the Bronx County Surrogate’s Court while taking all appropriate measures to combat the spread of the COVD-19 virus, the following procedures & protocols have been implemented, effective immediately

Office Info

851 Grand Concourse 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY 10451

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Surrogate Judge
Hon. Nelida Malavé-Gonzalez

Chief Clerk
Elix R. Madera-Fliegelman


What's New

Bronx Women’s Bar Association sponsors Zoom luncheon on September 9th featuring the Hon. Nelida Malavé-Gonzalez


County SealHas the Police Dept. sealed your family member's Bronx residence?


Administration: 718-618-2370
contact this Department for Decedents without a will who leave real and/or personal property having a value of more than $50,000

Calendar Clerk: 718-618-2373

Cashier: 718-618-2396
(Certificates, Certifications, and Record Searches)

Guardian: 718-618-2380
(SCPA Article 17 - Infant; SCPA Article 17A Applications; and Guardianship Annual Accountings)
DIY Guardianship Article 17A Petition Program For pro-se applications SCPA Article 17A for guardianship of person and property.

Inventory of Assets: 718-618-2385
(To be filed no later than 9 months of the date letters issued to fiduciary)

Miscellaneous & Accounting: 718-618-2375
(Estate and Trust Accountings and Proceedings to Compromise Actions; Revoke Letters; Compel Fiduciaries to Account, Establish Supplemental needs Trust, as well as SCPA Article 21 Miscellaneous Proceedings)

Probate: 718-618-2365
contact this Department for Decedents with a will who leave real and/or personal property having a value of more than $50,000; this Department also handles requests to open a safe deposit box

Small Estate: 718-618-2309
(Decedents with a will or without a will leaving personal property with a value of less than $50,000 in his or her name only)
DIY Small Estate Affidavit Program Pro-se applications for voluntary administration with or without a will.


Mission Statement

The primary goal of Bronx County Surrogate's Court is to fulfill its constitutional and statutory mandates regarding decedents’ estates, trusts and guardianships in an efficient and professional manner for all court users.

It is the mission of Bronx County Surrogate's Court to continue its long tradition of serving all court users in a professional and respectful manner, bearing in mind they may have recently experienced the loss of a loved one or require assistance for a special needs family member.

Our Surrogate, the Honorable Nelida Malavé-Gonzalez , recognizes the efforts of the court's employees and, through her leadership, resolves to foster the staff's dedication and professionalism.