Surrogate's Court

Location & Hours

138 North Court Street
P. O. Box 607
Wampsville, NY 13163

Phone: 315-231-5321
Fax: 646-963-6594

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Public Access Computer available:
8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(Closed on State Holidays)

Chief Clerk
Deborah Samoyedny
Phone: 315-231-5321
Fax: 646-963-6594


Judges' Chambers

Hon. Patrick J. O'Sullivan

Secretary to Judge
Linda Mulford
Phone: 315-231-5336

Court Attorney
Rhonda M. Youngs
Phone: 315-231-5335


Hon. Dennis K. McDermott

Secretary to Judge
Melaine Birmingham
Phone: 315-231-5330

Court Attorney
Elizabeth Worth



Please be advised that the Courthouse renovation project will be completed at the end of May, 2019.

Surrogate's Court staff and offices will be moving back into the Courthouse (Building #3), ON THE SECOND FLOOR, during the week of June 3-7, 2019.

Also, there will no longer be direct access into the Courthouse as before; access will now be through the new entrance located between the Courthouse and the County Office Building.


Madison County Surrogate's Court

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer upon entering the courthouse.



Surrogate's Court has jurisdiction over the affairs of filed, decedent's estate proceedings including those of probate of Last Wills and Testaments, administration proceedings in intestacy (instances in which the decedent dies without having duly executed a Last Will and Testament), small estate and ancillary proceedings, disputed claims, discovery proceedings, accountings, compromise and settlement of wrongful death actions, inter vivos and testamentary trusts. Guardianships of the person and property of infants as well as Article 17A proceedings are also handled through this Court.



163-181 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida NY

From Route 5: turn onto Sherrill Road. Follow Sherrill Road approximately 1 mile (Sherrill Road turns into Kenwood Ave. at the bridge) and 163-181 Kenwood Ave will be on your left. Parking is in the rear of the building.