Assists the bishop in his pastoral responsibility to resolve petitions for nullity of marriage and other causes according to the provisions of the Code of Canon Law. The Office also provides canonical advice to clergy, and the faithful of the diocese.
The Diocesan Tribunal is the court of the Diocese of Syracuse. It is competent to hear cases related to spiritual matters and violations of ecclesiastical law. The most common case heard by the Tribunal are petitions for declarations of nullity of a marriage (annulment).
As of September 9, 2015, Bishop Cunningham announced that, except for a $50 application fee for a formal case, the Diocesan Tribunal of Syracuse will no longer require payment for petitions of nullity of marriage.