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The New York State Court of Claims is the exclusive forum for civil litigation seeking damages against the State of New York or certain other State-related entities such as the New York State Thruway Authority, the City University of New York, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation and the New York State Power Authority (claims for the appropriation of real property only).

The Court of Claims has no jurisdiction over any city, county or town government, or over any individual defendant. For information on New York law generally, see Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute's New York page.

Those unfamiliar with the Court of Claims should start by reading the Frequently Asked Questions.


What's New

E-FILING IS AVAILABLE BEGINNING JUNE 17, 2013 in the NEW YORK DISTRICT for personal injury or property damage claims accruing in the five Boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

For more information, refer to the E-Filing link to the left or visit the NYSCEF Homepage.

See the Administrative Order

Practice Alert - 22 NYCRR ยง 206.5

Rule 206.5 - Papers Filed with the Court - has been amended to discontinue the prior practice of having an original and two copies of discovery/disclosure materials filed with the Clerk's office.



Robert Abrams Building for Law & Justice
P.O. Box 7344
Capitol Station
Albany, NY 12224


Acting Presiding Judge
Richard E. Sise

Acting Chief Clerk
Scott M. Murphy



The Clerk's office does not accept submissions for filing via e-mail.

This is NOT Small Claims court.
Information on Small Claims courts may be obtained at the following sites:

The forms provided at this site are unofficial and non-mandatory. They are designed primarily for self-represented (pro se) claimants. They are PDF documents and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.