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Welcome to the website of the Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, one of the busiest Small Claims Courts in the world. Each year, over 40,000 cases are filed in the Small Claims Court. The Small Claims Court provides an inexpensive and simplified process for litigants to resolve their legal problems involving cases of small amounts of money. It is also unique in the offering of an evening session for litigants who must work in the day. Civil Court Judges handle Small Claims Court cases. The Judges assigned to the Civil Court and over 1,000 non-judicial employees work together to serve the people of New York City. Our court is where everyday people come to resolve their everyday civil legal problems. Whether you are a claimant or a defendant, the Small Claims Court is dedicated to providing access to fair and efficient justice. We hope our website will provide you with information you need concerning the Small Claims Court. We continue to strive to ensure that the Civil Court is a court for all the people of New York City.
















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