The Office of Children and Family Services is an agency of the State of New York. Service of a summons, complaint, or a subpoena upon the agency must be made as set forth in the Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR), or as required by the applicable federal practice rule. Please observe the notice and return times required by law.
In order to make personal service upon the agency or upon Acting Commissioner Sheila J. Poole in her capacity as Commissioner (including her designees for this purpose) at:
Capital View Office Park
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144
OCFS does not consent to service by fax or e-mail. Do not make service to any fax number or e-mail address you see on this site or on any correspondence from OCFS.
The above personal service procedures are to be used for service of subpoenas as well as papers for court proceedings related to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment and decisions rendered by staff of OCFS' Bureau of Special Fair Hearings.