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Receive Text Messages About Court News, Emergency Closings & Notices

Stay in touch with the New York State Court System. You can sign up to receive timely information about court closings and other alerts, as well as learn about the latest court news and developments. See below to choose the account, or accounts, that are right for you.


Text "follow nycourtsnotice" to: 40404

Additional Accounts:

  • NYSCourtsNews - Receive news and information on the courts and court system, including new initiatives and court rules.
  • NYCourtsCOA - Keep abreast of Court of Appeals happenings with timely notices on decisions, arguments and other news.
  • NYAppDiv3 – Follow the Third Department for updates on decisions, arguments, employment opportunities and other bulletins.
  • NYAppDiv4 – Track the Fourth Department’s decisions, arguments and other news.
  • NYCourtsCareers – Be among the first to know of job openings, career opportunities and qualifying exams.
  • NYCourtsA2J - Learn about resources, services, news and events that help make the state court system fair and accessible to people who don’t have an attorney.
  • NYCourtsFHW - Learn about the Franklin H. Williams Commission’s efforts in promoting racial and ethnic fairness in the courts.


You do not need a Twitter account to get court alerts, you can register to receive alerts on your cellphone. Here’s how:

On your phone, send a text to 40404 with a message to follow a particular account, such as follow nyscourtsnews or follow nycourtscoa.

Please Note: UCS Twitter accounts do not accept messages.



If you decide to opt out, send a text to address 40404 to the account you want to cancel
(such as off nycourtsnotice).



To stop receiving unwanted Twitter (SPAM) text messages, text Discover Off to address 40404


STANDARD DATA FEES AND TEXT MESSAGING RATES MAY APPLY BASED ON YOUR PLAN WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE CARRIER.  As mobile access and text message delivery are subject to your mobile carrier network availability, access and delivery are not guaranteed.




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