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These free and easy-to-use computer programs ask you questions. The program then uses your answers to prepare a form for your case or to make an information sheet to help you at court.

Available DIY Form Programs

Vacate Default Judgment in a Consumer Debt Case Program
This free and easy program makes papers that help you tell a judge why you missed your court date or didn’t answer a summons and complaint in a consumer debt case. You should only use this program if there is a default judgment against you.

Small Property Owner Nonpayment Petition Program
This free and easy program will ask you questions and make papers for a residential nonpayment petition or written rent demand to start a nonpayment case against your tenant in court. You will also get instructions that tell you what to do next.

Small Property Owner Licensee Holdover Petition Program
This free and easy program will ask you questions and make a residential licensee holdover Notice to Quit or Notice of Petition and Petition that you can print, serve and file. You will also get instructions that tell you what to do next.

Small Property Owner Squatter Holdover Petition Program
This free and easy to use program will ask you questions and make you a residential squatter holdover Notice to Quit or Notice of Petition and Petition, with instructions that tell you how to serve and file the court papers. Use this program when you want to evict people who moved into your property without permission from you or anyone else.

Tenant Vacate Default Judgment Program
This free and easy program will ask you questions and make papers that help you tell a judge why you missed your court date in a landlord-tenant nonpayment or holdover case. When you finish the program, you can print an "Order to Show Cause," and "Affidavit in Support" which you must give to the Court Clerk. The papers ask the judge to let you come back to court to explain why the judgment against you should be vacated.

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About DIY Forms

Who Can Use These Programs?
You can use DIY Forms if:

  • you're a court user and you don't have a lawyer;
  • you're a legal services provider;
  • you're a pro bono lawyer. Pro bono lawyers filing a DIY Form must submit thispro bono affirmation.
  • you're from a low-bono (reduced fee) program recognized and authorized to use the DIY Form programs by the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program. You must submit this low-bono affirmation with the filing.

Commercial use is prohibited and no one may charge for using these programs. When you begin the program, you will be asked to accept these terms of use.

Computer Requirements
In order to use DIY Form programs, make sure you have the following:

Note: If you're on a Mac and do not have Microsoft Word, this program will not work for you.

Help Using DIY Forms
SeeĀ Frequently Asked Questions for help using DIY Form programs.

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