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Coronavirus and the New York City Civil Court

NYC Civil Court Operating Plan

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Resumption of Civil Judgments in Select Civil Parts

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Administrative Orders

Directives for Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Statement on Harlem Courthouse Closure

 

News & Announcements

1/14/22 | (New Form) - Request for Assignment/Transfer To The Housing Court Small Property Part

10/20/21 | Notice Regarding E-Filing of No-Fault Actions

 

Administration

Administrative Judge
Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo

Supervising Judge, Housing Court
Hon. Jack Stoller

Chief Clerk
Alia Razzaq

First Deputy Chief Clerk
Eugene Hurley

 

Jurisdiction

The Civil Court of the City of New York consists of 3 parts: General Civil, Housing, and Small Claims. General Civil cases includes matters where parties are seeking monetary relief up to $50,000. The Housing Part hears landlord-tenant matters and cases involving maintenance of housing standards. The Small Claims Part hears cases where parties are seeking monetary relief up to $10,000.

 

Case Types

General Civil:
   • Commercial Landlord-Tenant
   • Consumer Debt
   • Name/Sex Designation Change
   • No Fault

Housing:
   • Non-payment
   • Holdover
   • HP cases (for tenants seeking repairs)
   • Harassment
   • Article 7A cases
   • Illegal Lockouts

Small Claims:
  

Courts by County

New York City Civil Court has locations in each of the five Boroughs. In Bronx County, the Civil and Housing Parts are located in two separate courthouses. There is also a community courthouse located in Harlem.

Bronx County

Photo of Bronx  Civil Court
            ° Civil

Photo of Bronx  Housing Court
            ° Housing


Kings County (Brooklyn)

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            ° Civil
            ° Housing


New York County (Manhattan)

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            ° Civil
            ° Housing


Richmond County (Staten Island)

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            ° Civil
            ° Housing


Queens County

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            ° Civil
            ° Housing


Harlem Community Justice Center
Red Hoook Justice Center

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        Justice Centers are currently closed