DIY Forms
New York City Housing Court

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

Tenant Affidavit to Vacate a Default Judgment
This program will ask you questions and make papers that help you tell a Judge why you missed your court date or didn’t answer a petition in a New York City nonpayment or holdover case.


Affidávit de un Inquilino para Anular un Fallo en Rebeldía
(Tenant Affidavit to Vacate a Default Judgment in Spanish)
Este programa fácil y gratuito le hará preguntas y generará documentos que le ayudarán a indicarle al juez por qué usted faltó durante su fecha de comparecencia o por qué no presentó una contestación a una demanda en un caso de desalojo o de incumplimiento de pago en la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar
The papers ask the Judge to let you come back to court. You should not use the program if there is a default judgment against you.


Afidávit para Restaurar un Caso al Calendario del Tribunal
(Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar in Spanish)
Este programa fácil y gratuito le hará preguntas y hará los documentos que necesita si quiere regresar al tribunal para pedirle al juez que haga algo en su caso en el tribunal de vivienda.

Roommate Holdover Program
This program asks you questions and makes a Notice of Termination or a Notice of Petition and Petition to start a court case to make your roommate leave the home that you share.

Landlord Nonpayment Eviction Petition & Written Rent Demand Program
This program asks you questions and makes a New York City “nonpayment petition” or "rent demand" to start a case against a tenant. The petition is ready to print, serve and file in the landlord-tenant clerk’s office.

Small Property Owner Licensee Holdover Petition Program
This program will help small property owners prepare a New York City licensee holdover notice of petition and petition or a licensee 10-day notice to quit.

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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. You must submit a 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:

  • Attached printer

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

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