Surrogate's Court

Location & Hours

Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street - 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-845-2560
Fax: 716-845-7565

eriesurrogatehelp@nycourts.gov

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The court is closed on all state holidays.
 

Updates from the Court

Will Websurr Flyer

New Policy for Wills Filed for Safekeeping

Presumptive Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Representing Yourself
March 29, 2022

Wills
July 9, 2021

Microsoft Teams Instructions
 

E-Filing

NYS Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF)

Notice Regarding Mandatory E-filing 
May 28, 2020

Notice Regarding E-filing of Guardianships 
July 1, 2020

Court Staff

Honorable Acea M. MoseySurrogate's Court Judge
Honorable Acea M. Mosey
Phone: 716-845-2560
amosey@nycourts.gov

Chief Clerk
Vacant

Chief Court Attorney
Joseph A. Shifflett, Esq.
Phone: 716-845-9454
Fax: 716-845-7564
jshiffle@nycourts.gov

Deputy Chief Clerk
Vacant
 

Departments

Main Number
Phone: 716-845-2560
Fax: 716-845-7565

Guardianship Department
Phone: 716-845-2124
Fax: 716-845-7567
erieguardianship@nycourts.gov 

Adoption Department
Phone: 716-845-2579
eriesurrogateadoptions@nycourts.gov 

Help Center
Phone:  716-845-7280
eriesurrogatehelp@nycourts.gov