Suffolk County District Court – Small Claims Court
last updated 21-Oct-2016
All Small Claims Court courthouses are open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 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 4:00 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.
cases filed in the outlying District Courts – index numbers ######-YY/
prefix CC CV LT or SC suffix BA BR CE HU IS or SM
WebCivil Local shows civil court cases by searching by index number, party name, attorney name, or judge name, or calendar information by court, judge and part.
Landlord Tenant (LT) cases without a future calendar date or after 14 days past the last appearance will not be found. Cases prior to 2006 will not be found unless the case has been restored or calendared since 2013. Sealed cases will not be found.
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
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.
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.
Guide to Small Claims Court
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