Civil Cases

For information specific to Small Claims see the link to the left.

In the case of summary proceedings (evictions) and any other civil matters you need to obtain the paperwork from a legal supply store or online.  The court clerks can not give legal advice or supply you with the forms needed.  You can contact the court for a court date.  Civil matters are heard on Thursday evenings starting at 5:00pm.

Find information about evictions (outside NYC) for owners, landlords and tenants.  Learn how to start and answer an eviction case at
For additional frequently asked questions about evictions please visit the following link.