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Small Claims Court is a special court where you can sue for money without a lawyer. Depending on where you live, cases can only sue for either $5,000 or less, or $3,000 or less. The rules are more informal and the process is a lot easier. The links below can help you find information. Most courts also have small claims information on their websites. Use the court locator box to find your court.

Guide to Small Claims in the NYS City, Town and Village Courts
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about Small Claims Court cases outside New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Your Guide to Small Claims & Commercial Small Claims in New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about small claims and commercial small claims in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Learn how to start a case, collect a judgment, find resources and more.

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