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.



Court Closing Notice

In light of recent developments, as of 5pm on March 16, 2020 all non-essential Court functions in the New York State Courts are postponed until further notice. Parties will be advised of rescheduled Court dates when normal business resumes.

As of Monday, May 18th, the Dutchess Surrogates Court is now available to handle essential matters virtually. Essential matters include any proceeding for a person whose death was caused by Covid-19. For questions and to get more information about how to file essential proceedings only, please e-mail VirtualDutchessSurrogatesCourt@nycourts.gov or contact us at 845-431-1770.

Decisions that are rendered on pending motions and petitions will be sent to attorneys or pro se parties by email. If a case is eligible for virtual conferencing, you will be contacted by the court.

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