Yates County Family Court


Hon. Barry L. Porsch as Acting Family Court


Chief Clerk

Kerri L. Searles


Support Magistrate

  • Linda Lohner Pilato, Esq.


Location Information

Clerk’s Office
415 Liberty Street
1st Floor
Penn Yan, NY 14527
P: 315-835-6314
F: 315-835-6320
E: yatesfamilycourt@nycourts.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

First Appearance Calendars – 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
*Emergency applications are heard daily

Support Magistrate Days – Tuesdays

Children’s Center:
Yates County Courthouse Building 
415 Liberty Street
1st Floor
Penn Yan, NY 14527
P: 315-531-3438

Mediation Office:
Yates County Courthouse Building
415 Liberty Street
1st Floor
Penn Yan, NY 14527
P: 315-531-3409
F: 315-531-3403


General Info

Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS)
This system lets you electronically deliver PDF documents to the court. If you do not have a lawyer and have not made your court papers, visit the CourtHelp website or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Forms page.

Send a Document with EDDS

Parties seeking to file for a Temporary Order of Protection are referred to Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes (1-315-536-9654) for assistance in the preparation of the necessary Family Offense Petition.

All adjournment requests must be made in writing with the consent of all parties. Cases that are scheduled for hearing and/or are over Standards and Goals must also have the approval of the assigned Judge. Cases remain on the scheduled date until the Judge approves the adjournment and the Clerk's Office receives confirmation of an agreed upon date.

For information about mediation, please visit CDSadr.org

For information when you do not have a lawyer, please visit NYCourts CourtHelp

New York State Child Support Online

Yates County SCU email: CSEWEBYates@dfa.state.ny.us

DIY Forms: NYCourts DIY Forms

Custody/Visitation & Modification of Custody/Visitation Petition and Information Sheet
Child Support and Modification of Support Petition and Information Sheet

More information available on the 7th District Family Court page, including: