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FORMS - Redaction of Confidential Personal Information

Training Video (Run time: 43 minutes)

The Administrative Board of the Courts has approved the adoption of a new rule - section 202.5(e) of the Uniform Rules of the Supreme and County Courts (22 NYCRR 202.5(e)) - requiring attorneys to omit or redact certain confidential personal information from court filings in Supreme and County Court.   This rule became effective on January 1, 2015; compliance is voluntary through February 28, 2015, and mandatory thereafter. 

The new rule is included here. It covers both e-filed and paper-filed cases.  Please refer to the

NYSCEF site for information for e-filed cases.  Matrimonial actions, proceedings in Surrogate’s Court or proceedings pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law are excepted from Rule 202.5(e). 

The Unified Court System recommends a new form “Redaction Cover Page” included here for use by persons filing paper-filed court papers regarding confidential personal information subject to the rule. 

The form is provided in both plain and fillable document formats.  Please note that fillable forms may have a slightly different appearance due to the use of form fields and controls (i.e., drop-down menus, radio buttons, etc.).  However, there are not substantive differences in form content.


Title Fillable PDF PDF
Redaction Form (202.5(e)) PDF PDF
22 NYCRR 202.5(e) (AO/198/14) - PDF


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