Otsego County Courts

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Surrogate Court

197 Main Street, Suite 21
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-322-3150
Fax: 607-240-5966

Hours of Operation:
Mon. through Fri.
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(excluding state holidays)
(Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

OtsegoSurrogate@nycourts.gov

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

 

Overview

Surrogate's Court has jurisdiction over affairs of decedents, including probate, intestate, small estate and ancillary proceedings, disputed claims, discovery proceedings, accountings, compromise and settlement of wrongful death actions, inter vivos and testamentary trusts and adoptions. Guardianships of the person and property of infants as well as Article 17A proceedings are also handles through this Court.

Records dating back to 1792 are on file in Surrogate's Court and are available to the general public.

Judges' Chambers

Surrogate
Hon. John F. Lambert

Secretary
Stacy Johansen

Law Clerk
Mark Oursler

Otsego County Office Building
197 Main St., Suite 11
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-322-3175
Fax: 607-240-5965


Surrogate
Hon. Michael F. Getman

Secretary
Stacy A. Johansen

Court Attorney
TBD

County Court Chambers
Otsego County Office Building
197 Main Street, Suite 13
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-322-3165
Fax: 607-240-5963

 

Chief Clerk

Chief Clerk
Lisa Weite
lweite@nycourts.gov

Otsego County Office Building
197 Main St., Suite 21
Cooperstown, NY13326
Phone: 607-322-3148
Fax: 607-240-5966