Office Info

88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435

Hon. Peter J. Kelly

Chief Clerk
Janet Tucker

Deputy Chief Clerk
Katrina A. Smith

Clerk's Office Phone

[email protected]

If you have any questions concerning the status of a matter, you must email the departments directly.

Important Info

Adjournments:  Any requests for Calendar, Appearance or Adjournment inquires must be sent to the Calendar Clerk at:
[email protected]
Requests sent to individual court attorneys will be deleted.

Emergency Applications 

To request a virtual Clerk Conference

Accessing a deceased person’s sealed residence

The NYS Bar Association has established a Pro Bono program to offer free counsel on certain Surrogate’s Court matters. Please visit their website at https://nysba.org/surrogatescourt for more information.

The NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance: New resource for requesting a Waiver of Citation and Consent
To help practitioners and estate representatives submit complete and accurate requests for a waiver of citation and avoid unnecessary delays, the Tax Department refreshed Form AU-67, Instructions for requesting a Waiver of Citation and Consent from the Tax Department. (printer-friendly version). The links will open to a third-party website.

The instruction addresses some common issues:

  • presented in chart format the forms and supplemental documents required for each proceeding, so you may ensure your submissions are complete;
  • added the address for private delivery;
  • provided a general turnaround time; and
  • included filing tips and suggestions (what to send, what not to send).