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Welcome to the Onondaga County
Department of Social Services – Economic Security (DSS-ES)

Commissioners Office

John H. Mulroy Civic Center

421 Montgomery St.

Syracuse NY, 13202




Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. We will re-open on Tuesday September 6th at 8:00 A.M. We regret any inconvienence this may cause.






Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Social Services-Economic Security is to accurately and efficiently administer support and services to county residents in a respectful manner where each person is treated fairly. Our staff is responsible for following state and federal guidelines for delivering appropriate assistance. The delivery of services will be conducted in a safe and supportive environment for members of our staff and the public. Our goal is to help people achieve their highest level of independence by providing quality service in a timely, efficient and dignified manner.

Guidelines on Video Audio Recording and Photography.

A Message from the Commissioner...


Sarah G. Merrick, Commissioner



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