Yates County Family Court


Hon. Jason L. Cook

Hon. Barry L. Porsch as Acting Family Court


Chief Clerk

Kerri L. Searles


Support Magistrate

  • Linda Lohner Pilato, Esq.


Location Information

Mediation Office
First Floor 415 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Tel: 315-531-2409

First appearance days: First and third Monday of the month

Support Magistrate days: Tuesdays

Intake Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children's Center: 
First floor
415 Liberty St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: 315-531-3438


Phone: 315-835-6314
Fax: 315-835-6320

General Info

Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS)
This system lets you electronically deliver PDF documents to the court. If you do not have a lawyer and have not made your court papers, visit the CourtHelp website or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Forms page.

Send a Document with EDDS


Parties seeking to file for a Temporary Order of Protection are referred to the Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes (1-315-536-9654) for assistance in the preparation of the necessary Family Offense Petition. All adjournment requests must be made in writing with the consent of all parties. Cases that are scheduled for hearing and/or are over Standards and Goals must also have the approval of the assigned Judge. Cases remain on the scheduled date until the Judge approves the adjournment and the Clerk's Office receives confirmation of an agreed upon date.

More information available on the 7th District Family Court page, including:

NY Court Help

Support Collection Unit