Chemung County Courts

Surrogate Court

Hazlett Building
203-205 Lake St.
Post Office Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588
Phone: 607-873-9440
Fax: 646-963-6606
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Excluding State Holidays)


Judges' Chambers

Surrogate Court Judge
Richard W. Rich Jr.

Ambir Robinson

Law Clerk
Sam Castellino

Phone: 607-873-9430
Fax: 212-952-7227


Surrogate Court Judge
Hon. Christopher P. Baker

Susan M. Reagan

Law Clerk
William VanDelinder

Phone: 607-873-9477
Fax: 212-952-7226


Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Laurie A. Hubbard

Deputy Chief Clerk
Donna M. Marrone



Surrogate's Court

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer upon entering the courthouse.



Surrogate's Court has jurisdiction over actions and proceedings of decedents, including the probate of wills, intestate estates, small estates, ancillary proceedings, disputed claims, discovery proceedings, accountings, wrongful death compromise and settlement actions, inter vivos and testamentary trusts, as well as guardianship proceedings of person and/or property of infants and Article 17A.

Records of decedents and guardianships are on file from 1835 and are available to the public for viewing and copying. Some records are on microfiche and are available for viewing and copying.


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