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Appeals Resources

The appeal process is different depending on which court will decide the appeal, where the court is located and what kind of case is appealed. There are strict time limits, forms and rules. This website can only give you a basic overview of the appeal process. Below is a list of helpful links to webpages with instructions and forms. Be careful to only visit the links that apply to your situation.


Lower Appeal Courts

The County Courts and the Appellate Terms handle civil and criminal appeals from the NYC Civil, NYC Criminal, City, Town and Village Courts.

Appealing NYC Housing Court Cases

Appealing NYC Civil Court Cases

Appealing NYC Family Court Cases

Appealing to the Appellate Term 1st Department

Appealing to the AppelateTerm 2d Department| Rules
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Appellate Divisions

The 4 Appellate Divisions handle civil and criminal appeals from the Supreme Court, County Court, Family Court and County Courts. There are Uniform Rules that apply to all 4 Appellate Divisions, but each court also has its own rules.

You can file an appeal to the Appellate Division over the internet using NYSCEF, the New York State Courts Electronic Filing system. Read the Appellate Division E-filing Rules.

Appealing to the Appellate Division 1st Department |Rules
Forms

Appealing to the Appellate Division 2nd Department| Rules Forms| FAQs

Appealing to the Appellate Division 3rd Department| Rules
Forms

Appealing to the Appellate Division 4th Department| Rules
Forms| FAQs

 

Court of Appeals

New York’s highest court handles civil and criminal appeals from the 4 Appellate Divisions.

Appealing to the Court of Appeals| Rules| Forms and FAQs

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