Address & Hours of Operation
Albany County Courthouse
16 Eagle Street, Room 123
Albany, NY 12207
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except State Holidays)
Surrogate's Court Staff
Hon. Stacy L. Pettit
Alima M. Atoui, Esq.
Deborah S. Kearns, Esq.
Deputy Chief Clerk
Maureen A. Conley, Esq.
Records Access, Fees/Forms & Instructions
Please do not hesitate to contact our office by telephone with any questions. Please be advised that questions must be of a general nature only. Legal questions cannot be answered by staff as we are precluded, by law, from offering legal advice.
For filing fees payable by check - Please make payable to: Albany County Surrogate's Court
- Filing Fees
- Statewide Forms
- E-filing Protocols for Albany Surrogate’s Court
- FREE E-Filing Training Sessions
- Instructions to Request a Waiver of Citation and Consent (NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance)
- Bond Requirements Information Sheet
- Small Estate Affidavit
- VA Appointment Flow Chart
Virtual Court Access
WebSurrogate provides information on estate proceedings and other filings within New York State Surrogate's Courts. WebSurrogate is a free service that allows you to search files, retrieve documents, and view historical records that are considered to be public information.
Virtual Access to Court Calendar
- Every Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. (Not to be used for Conferences, Examinations, Hearings, or Trials)
Office of the County Clerk
Directions & Parking
Please note that although the address of the Albany County Courthouse for mailing purposes is 16 Eagle Street, Albany, New York, the only public entrance to the building is on Lodge Street on the opposite side of the building. Please keep this in mind when parking.
From the South: Take I-787 North. Take exit 4 and follow the signs to Broadway by turning left at the 1st traffic light. Turn right onto Broadway and drive to the 3rd traffic light and turn left on State St. Continue up State St. to the 2nd light and turn right on Lodge St. The Albany County Courthouse public entrance is past Pine St. on Lodge St. on the left, directly across from the Albany County Judicial Center at 6 Lodge Street.
From the North: Take I-787 south. Use exit 4B (Clinton Ave). At the light turn left onto Broadway. Go to the 2nd traffic light and turn right on Pine St. Continue up Pine St. to Lodge St. The Albany County Courthouse public entrance is past Pine St. on Lodge St. on the left, directly across from the Albany County Judicial Center at 6 Lodge Street.
Meter parking is available on the streets, and there are several downtown paid lots available, including a lot at the Hilton Albany which is located at Pine and Lodge.