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Suffolk County District Court - Small Claims Court

last updated 19-Sep-2013

All Small Claims Court courthouses are open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are closed and locked from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

All business must be commenced by 12:30 in the morning session and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Calendars are called at 9:30 a.m. (except Night Court which is at 6:00 p.m.).

Adjournment requests must be in writing and will not be considered by phone. All parties must be notified of all adjournment requests.

Small Claims Court Schedule

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Small Claims case information and dates is available at WebCivil Local: 
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Small Claims

Small Claims Court is a special court where you can sue for up to $5000. You can only sue for money. You cannot sue to make someone do something or for pain and suffering.

  • It is inexpensive and easy to use
  • You do not have to have a lawyer
  • The Court will notify the defendant for you
  • It has convenient hours of operation
  • The Court can get you an interpreter if you need one

Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentSmall Claims & Commercial Small Claims Complaint Form (DC 283)

How to fill out the Small Claims Complaint Form

Notice to Parties in Small & Commercial Claims Actions

Guide to Small Claims & Commercial Small Claims Suffolk County (May 2010)

Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentYour Guide to Small Claims & Commercial Small Claims in New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County (2010)

Small & Commercial Claims Frequently Asked Questions

 

Commercial Small Claims

Commercial Small Claims are Small Claims where a corporation, partnership, or association that has its principal office in New York State can sue for up to $5000. You can only sue for money. You cannot sue to make someone do something or for pain and suffering.

Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentSmall Claims & Commercial Small Claims Complaint Form (DC 283)

How to fill out the Commercial Claims Complaint Form

Notice to Parties in Small & Commercial Claims Actions

Guide to Small Claims & Commercial Small Claims Suffolk County (May 2010)

Adobe Acrobat PDF DocumentYour Guide to Small Claims & Commercial Small Claims in New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County (2010)

Small & Commercial Claims Frequently Asked Questions

 

Consumer Transaction Commercial Small Claims

Consumer Transaction Commercial Small Claims are Small Claims where a business or corporation can sue for up to $5000 against an individual, not a business, and the claim is about goods or services that were mainly for personal, family or household use.

DC-292Demand Letter for Commercial Small Claims Consumer Transaction (DC 292 / UCS-124)

DC-293Certification for Commercial Small Claims Consumer Transaction (DC 293 / UCS-119)

 

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