Dutchess Surrogate's Court

Dutchess Surrogate Court


10 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: 845-431-1770
Fax: 845-476-3659





Hon. Michael G. Hayes

Clerk's Office


Chief Clerk
Erica DeTraglia, Esq.

Deputy Chief Clerk
Kyle Steller, Esq.




Surrogates court is open to accept filing; new filings (for new cases) and additional filings for existing cases. AO 115/20 https://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/AO-115-20.pdf provides for the easing of restrictions and allows for the filing of new matters and additional filings in existing matters in the 9th JD effective May 27, 2020

Depending on the court access can be by NYSCEF, EDDS or mail for initial filings, and thereafter by NYSCEF or EDDS or paper depending on the status of the filer.


Court Hours of Operation

excluding NY state holidays

Fees, Forms and Instructions


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Part Rules


General Information

ADA: The Courthouse is ADA accessible.
Contact the court for specific accommodations. ADA Liaisons

Directions: Driving directions

Parking: Parking and handicapped parking are available in the municipal lot.

Poughkeepsie City Bus System
Dutchess County Loop Bus System
Metro North Railroad Hudson Line

Metro North Railroad