Ontario County Family Court


Hon. Brian D. Dennis

Hon. Kristina A. Karle

Hon. Frederick G. Reed

Hon. Jacqueline E. Sisson - Acting


Deputy Chief Clerk

Linda M. DiStefano


Support Magistrate

  • John M. Costello, Esq.


Location Information

Clerks Office
27 North Main Street
1st Floor
Room 130
Canandaigua, NY 14424

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

First Appearance Calendars
Hours of Operation:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, however, emergency applications are heard daily


Phone: 585-412-5299
Fax: 585-412-5327

General Info

Paternity First Appearance Calendars are held on DNA testing dates - generally the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Parties seeking to file for a Temporary Order of Protection are referred to the Ontario County Probation Department (585-396-4222) 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.

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