Putnam Surrogate's Court

Putnam Surrogate's Court


Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512

Phone: 845-208-7860
Fax: 845 - 431-1936



Hon. James T. Rooney, AJSC


Clerk's Office


Chief Clerk
Irene Muller

Deputy Chief Clerk
Kristina Nilaj



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 Putnam 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 VirtualPutnamSurrogatesCourt@nycourts.gov or contact us at 845-208-7860.

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

Fees/Forms and Instructions

Alternative Dispute Resolution

General Information

ADA: The Courthouse is ADA accessible and is equipped with appropriate bathrooms and telephones. Contact the court for specific accommodations. ADA Liaisons

Directions: Driving directions

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

Putnam Area Rapid Transit
Metro North