Surrogate's Court

Location & Hours

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

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

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

Presumptive Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Representing Yourself
July 27, 2020  

Public Access To Court Records  
July 13, 2020

Information for Title Searchers
July 13, 2020

Wills
August 4, 2020

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
Kathleen A. Downing, Esq.
Phone: 716-845-2568
Fax: 716-845-7565
kdowning@nycourts.gov

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

Deputy Chief Clerk
Jamila A. Lee, Esq.
Phone: 716-845-2572
Fax: 716-845-7565
jalee@nycourts.gov

 

Departments

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

General Information
Phone: 716-845-2599
Fax: 716-845-7566

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

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

Court Records
Phone: 716-845-2583

Part 36 Clerk
Phone: 716-845-2565

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