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Surrogate Judge
Hon. Nelida Malavè-González

Chief Clerk
Michael P. Hausler                   

Deputy Chief Clerk
Elix R. Madera-Fliegelman

851 Grand Concourse 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY 10451

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

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Administration: 718-618-2370
(Decedents leaving no will)

Calendar Clerk: 718-618-2343

Cashier: 718-618-2396
(Certificates, Certifications, and Record Searches)

Guardian: 718-618-2380
(SCPA Article 17 - Infant; SCPA Article 17A Applications; and Guardianship Annual Accountings)
DIY Guardianship Article 17A Petition Program For pro-se applications SCPA Article 17A for guardianship of person and property.

Inventory of Assets: 718-618-2385
(To be filed no later than 9 months of the date letters issued to fiduciary)

Miscellaneous & Accounting: 718-618-2375
(Estate and Trust Accountings and Proceedings to Compromise Actions; Revoke Letters; Compel Fiduciaries to Account, Establish Supplemental needs Trust, as well as SCPA Article 21 Miscellaneous Proceedings)

Probate: 718-618-2365
(Decedents leaving a will and safe deposit opening)
DIY Open Safe Deposit Box Pro-se applications for opening of safe deposit box.

Small Estate: 718-618-2309
(Decedents with a will or without a will leaving personal property with a value of less than $30,000 in his or her name only)
DIY Small Estate Affidavit Program Pro-se applications for voluntary administration with or without a will.


Mission Statement

The primary goal of Bronx County Surrogate's Court is to fulfill its constitutional and statutory mandates regarding decedents’ estates, trusts and guardianships in an efficient and professional manner for all court users.

It is the mission of Bronx County Surrogate's Court to continue its long tradition of serving all court users in a professional and respectful manner, bearing in mind they may have recently experienced the loss of a loved one or require assistance for a special needs family member.

Our Surrogate, the Honorable Nelida Malavè-González , recognizes the efforts of the court's employees and, through her leadership, resolves to foster the staff's dedication and professionalism.