Surrogate's Court

Location & Hours

Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street - 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-845-2560
Fax: 716-845-7565


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

The court is closed on all state holidays.

Updates from the Court

Will Websurr Flyer

New Policy for Wills Filed for Safekeeping

Presumptive Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Representing Yourself
March 29, 2022

July 9, 2021

Microsoft Teams Instructions


NYS Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF)

Notice Regarding Mandatory E-filing 
May 28, 2020

Notice Regarding E-filing of Guardianships 
July 1, 2020

Court Staff

Honorable Acea M. MoseySurrogate's Court Judge
Honorable Acea M. Mosey
Phone: 716-845-2560

Chief Clerk
Linda M. Wiedrick
Phone: 716-845-2568
Fax: 716-845-7564

Deputy Chief Clerk
Jodi Russo
Phone: 716-845-2585
Fax: 716-845-7564

Chief Court Attorney
Joseph A. Shifflett, Esq.
Phone: 716-845-9454
Fax: 716-845-7564


Main Number
Phone: 716-845-2560
Fax: 716-845-7565

Guardianship Department
Phone: 716-845-2124
Fax: 716-845-7567 

Adoption Department
Phone: 716-845-2579 

Help Center
Phone:  716-845-7280