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DIY Forms
New York City Civil Court
Housing Court

Free and easy guided step-by-step programs for people with cases in New York City Housing Court:
These 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.

Tenant Affidavit to Vacate a Default Judgment

Affidávit de un Inquilino para Anular un Fallo en Rebeldía  (Tenant Affidavit to Vacate a Default Judgment Spanish)

Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar

Afidávit para Restaurar un Caso al Calendario del Tribunal (Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar Spanish)

Roommate Holdover Program

Small Property Owner Nonpayment Petition Program

Small Property Owner Licensee Holdover Petition Program

Nonpayment Answer Program

Programa de Respuestas para Demandas por Incumplimiento del Pago del Alquiler  (Nonpayment Answer Program Spanish)

Need help?
You can get help using these programs and answers to your housing questions at the Civil Court Help Center or from the Housing Court's Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Don't see the program you need?
Check back with us again. We are working on more programs for you!

You can also click on the links below if you need a Civil Court form.
Civil | Housing | Small Claims

What does my computer need to use these programs?

  1. You need Adobe Flash Player to use these programs. Download it for free from
  2. You need Microsoft Word to see the documents properly. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download Microsoft Word Viewer for free from

    Note: Microsoft WordPad is not the same as Microsoft Word. WordPad will cause problems with your documents.

  3. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


NYS DIY Forms are only for court users who don't have a lawyer and, legal services and pro bono attorneys and staff helping clients who cannot afford lawyers. 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.

Last updated on August 19, 2014

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