Ulster Surrogate Court


240 Fair Street
Kingston, N.Y. 12401


Phone: 845-481-9338
Fax: 845-483-8427

District Administrative Judge

Surrogate's Court Judge
Hon. Sara McGinty

Chief Clerk
Linda McCluskey

Deputy Chief Clerk
Kathleen King


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except State Holidays)


Records Access and Instructions

Our records are open to the public. We have estate proceedings on record from 1787 until present. Most of our older estates are on microfilm/microfiche, and the court has two microfilm machines available to the public for use.

NOTE: Please direct your questions to the Court through our e-mail address: UlsterSurrogateCourt@nycourts.gov Legal questions cannot be answered by staff as we are precluded, by law, from offering legal advice.



Directions and Parking

Take the New York State Thruway to Kingston Exit 19.

Pay toll and proceed to the traffic circle.

After entering the circle, take the third right onto Colonel George Chandler Drive. Chandler Drive runs about 1 to 1-1/2 miles.

At the traffic light at the end of Chandler Drive, take a right onto Albany Avenue.

Go to the 2nd traffic light and take a right onto Clinton Avenue.

Take the next left onto Main Street. The Ulster County Office building is about 500 feet in on the left.

It is a six story, black glass building. There is a public parking pay lot. We are on the third floor.