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On behalf of the judges and staff of the Civil Court of the City of New York, welcome to our website. The Civil Court handles cases dealing with issues as diverse as the population of the City it serves. As Administrative Judge of the Civil Court, I am responsible for day-to-day management of the Civil Court in the five boroughs of New York City. I also provide policy direction to our judges and staff. Our mission is to deliver timely and effective justice to everyone who comes before the court, regardless of status, background, or personal circumstances.

I hope this website will give you the information and resources you need to learn about the functions and operations of the Civil Court. Wherever possible we have provided links to resources for people representing themselves. Access to information on this website is one of the many ways we hope to engage with and improve the experience of those who come to the Civil Court.

Administrative Judge

Honorable Anthony Cannataro,
Administrative Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York, and Justice of the New York Supreme Court
Honorable Anthony Cannataro
Administrative Judge of the Civil Court
of the City of New York and
Justice of the New York Supreme Court
(Biography)


Along with Administrative Judge Anthony Cannataro, I welcome you to our Court's website. It is my responsibility to assist the Administrative Judge in the operation and administration of the Civil Court as the executive manager of the Court. The Administrative Judge provides policy direction to our Court's staff and users, and I insure that these policies are implemented. The clerks of our Court, in my name, are responsible for administering oaths, taking acknowledgments, and signing the process and mandate of the Court.

Our mission is to provide timely and just resolutions to disputes between people within our jurisdiction. Our judicial and non-judicial staff is committed to providing quality service to our users. We hope that this website will be one of the many ways we can be of assistance. Another valuable resource is our interactive phone service, which is available at (646) 386-5700 (for general Civil and Small Claims matters) or (646) 386-5750 (for Housing matters).

Chief Clerk

Alia Razzaq, Chief Clerk of the Civil Court of the City of New York
Alia Razzaq
Chief Clerk of the Civil Court of the City of New York

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