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Suffolk County District Court - Small Claims Court

last updated 20-Dec-2017

All Small Claims Court courthouses are open Monday - Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and are closed and locked from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

All business must be commenced by 12:30 in the morning session and 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Calendars are called at 9:30 a.m. except Night Court at 6:00 p.m.

Adjournment requests must be in writing and will not be considered by phone. All parties must be notified of all adjournment requests.

Small Claims Court Schedule


case information and dates available online at WebCivil Local:

cases filed in the outlying District Courts - index numbers "•• ######-YY/•• "
      ••prefix CC CV LT or SC       •• suffix BA BR CE HU IS or SM
WebCivil Local shows civil court cases by searching by index number, party name, attorney name, or judge name, or calendar information by court, judge and part.

Landlord Tenant (LT) cases without a future calendar date or after 14 days past the last appearance will not be found. Cases prior to 2006 will not be found unless the case has been restored or calendared since 2013. Sealed cases will not be found.

 

Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court is a special court where you can sue for up to $5000. You can only sue for money. You cannot sue to make someone do something or for pain and suffering. The Defendant must live, work, or have a place of business in western 5 towns of Suffolk County.

  • It is inexpensive and easy to use
  • You do not have to have a lawyer
  • The Court will notify the defendant for you

A person over 18 years old may file a Small Claim. A corporation, partnership, or association may file a Commercial Small Claim. See the Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentGuide to Small Claims & Commercial Small Claims

 

 

Start your Small Claim by completing and filing the Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentComplaint Form (DC283).

 

Commercial Small Claims are Small Claims where a corporation, partnership, or association can sue for up to $5000. You must have your principal office in New York State.

Start your Commercial Small Claim by completing and filing the Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentComplaint Form (DC283)

Consumer Transaction Commercial Small Claims are Commercial Small Claims where a business or corporation can sue for up to $5000 against an individual, not a business, and the claim is about goods or services that were mainly for personal, family or household use.

Start your Consumer Transaction Commercial Small Claim by completing and filing the Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentComplaint Form (DC283) with your DC-293Certification for Commercial Small Claims Consumer Transaction (DC 293 / UCS-119)

Use this DC-292Demand Letter for Commercial Small Claims Consumer Transaction (DC 292 / UCS-124) to warn the person that owes you money you will sue them if they do not pay you.

 

 

Please read the Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentGuide to Small Claims & Commercial Small Claims.

Small Claims cases are calendared for mandatory arbitration in the courthouse. Lawyers and other interested parties should refer to

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