All visitors to courthouses and other facilities in the New York State Unified Court System are required to submit to temperature screening and a COVID-19 risk assessment inquiry before being granted entrance. This includes parties, attorneys, witnesses, jurors, spectators, law enforcement officers, prisoners, vendors, and all other non-court system personnel.

You Should Not Enter the Courthouse if you:

  • Have flu-like symptoms now or a fever within the last 3 days; or
  • Have tested positive for COVID within the last 5 days, or have been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for COVID by any doctor, hospital, or health agency; or
  • Have had close contact with a person testing positive for COVID within the past 5 days (unless you are fully vaccinated and received a booster; have received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine in the last 6 months or the J&J vaccine in the last 2 months*); or
  • Have returned from international travel within the last 10 days (unless you have recovered from COVID within the past 3 months, are fully vaccinated or have returned 8-10 days ago and received a negative viral COVID test 3-5 days after your retrun**).

* If you are covered by this close contact exemption, please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination(s).

** If you are covered by this international travel exemption, please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination, recent recovery from COVID or your test results.

Vaccinated Court Visitors: Court Users sho have been fully vaccinated can provide profof of vaccination may request a court-issued Visitor or Attorney pass permitting them to enter this facility without wearing a face covering or mask.
Please see this notice Vaccinated Court Visitor Poster

Please Note: The guidelines listed here are subject to amendment in accordance with changing directives of State and federal health authorities. Check back here for updates.

Covid Policy Poster [pdf]

Aviso Sobre COVID en EspaƱol [pdf]


NYS Homeonwner Assistance Fund

The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure or displacement as result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The website https://www.nyhomeownerfund.org is live and will begin accepting applications on January 3, 2022.


Expansion of Mandatory Electronic Filing

Please be advised of the following notice from the Chief Administrative Judge relating to the proposed expansion of mandatory E-Filing programs:
Richmond County Supreme Court - Expansino of Mandatory Electronic Filing [pdf]


Criminal Term Walk in Payments

The Criminal Term Supreme Court Clerk's Office is now accepting walk-in payments for fines and surcharges. The cashier will be available:
9AM to 1PM and 2PM to 4PM
Monday to Friday


Summary Bench Trial Pilot

The information sheet containg rules can be read here Pilot SBT Information Sheet [pdf]


Courthouse Photo

Welcome to the Supreme Court of New York, Richmond County.

Our new state-of-the-art Courthouse at 26 Central Avenue celebrated its grand opening on September 28, 2015.

Our two Matrimonial parts as well as the Matrimonial Clerks Office continue to operate at our historic building, located at 18 Richmond Terrace.

The Supreme Court Law Library is located at 25 Hyatt Street, Room 515, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Located at 60 Bay Street are the chambers of Justice William Mastro of the Appellate Division 2nd Department.



Administrative Judge For Civil & Criminal Matters
Hon. Desmond A. Green

Chief Clerk for Civil & Criminal Matters
Kenneth Fay 

Clerk of Operations
Anthony Karakosta

Clerk of Civil Term
John Tenaglia

Clerk of Criminal Term
Anthony DiStefano

Address & Phone
26 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: 718-675-8700

If you have any questions or comments, please email ricsupctinquiry@nycourts.gov


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