Surrogate's Court

Location & Hours

Tompkins County Courthouse
320 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Chief Clerk 
Lori S. Decker
Phone: 607-216-6655
Fax: 212-457-2952

Mailing Address:
PO Box 70
Ithaca, NY 14851-0070

Business Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except Holidays.

(The office may be closed for lunch if one of the staff members is out of the office.)

The courthouse is located at the corner of Tioga Street and Court Street. Persons coming to the courthouse enter through the main entrance on Tioga Street. They must first go through a magnetometer at the security station. The Surrogate Court Clerk's Office is located directly to the right just past the security station.

There is no public parking in the parking lot adjacent to the courthouse, except for one space allocated for handicapped parking on the south side of the building. There is a ramp on the south side of the building with access to the basement. Persons entering through this door must go through a check by a security person. There is an elevator on this floor for persons wanting to go to any of the offices on the main floor (where the Surrogate Court Clerk's Office is located), as well as the offices on the second and third floors.

Judges' Chambers

Hon. Joseph R. Cassidy

Polly S. White

Court Attorney
Maura Kennedy-Smith

Phone: 607-216-6636
Fax: 212-401-9131


Stacey McNeill

Court Attorney
Jennifer Donlan-Fitzgibbon

Phone: 607-216-6634
Fax: 212-457-2938

Hon. Scott A. Miller

Lisa Giancola

Law Clerk
Diane Boyajian

Phone: 607-216-6441
Fax: 607-240-5725