All pending evictions orders are suspended until further notice, as ordered by Chief Administrative Judge Marks, and no tenant may be evicted at this time and until there is a change to the order of the court. Evictions for non-payment are suspended through August 20, 2020 for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.
New York City Housing Court is currently open for emergency cases permitted by the court, including if you are locked out of your home without a court order, if you need emergency repairs, or if you need critical services like heat or hot water. Emergency cases can be started electronically or over the phone and you can appear without coming to a court building.
NYC Housing Court is accepting new eviction filings effective June 20, 2020. Landlords will only be permitted to file new eviction cases by mailing in to the housing court. Tenants who are served with papers for an eviction case do not need to visit the courthouse to respond. Nevertheless, unrepresented landlords or tenants who come to the courthouse to file a case or answer will be assisted.
Your landlord can still collect rent as scheduled; there is no rent suspension at this time.
You can get information about Housing Court operations during the outbreak, including:
- Emergency or essential Court proceedings (landlord lockout, serious housing code violation, request for emergency repairs orders)
- Remote appearances
- Virtual assistance
If you have been served with papers in an eviction proceeding during the coronavirus emergency, you might be entitled by law to take additional days or weeks before filing an answer. For help answering your case, you can call Housing Court Answers at (212) 962-4795.
You can also call Housing Court's emergency phone numbers daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Leave a message with your phone number and a court attorney will return your call.
| Court|| Phone Number|
| Bronx County|| (718) 466-3022|
| Harlem Community Justice Center || (646) 386-5409|
| Kings County (Brooklyn)|| (347) 404-9043 or 9044 |
| New York County (Manhattan)|| (646) 386-5554 or 5555|
| Queens County|| (718) 262-7185 or 7186 |
| Richmond County (Staten Island)|| (718) 675-8441|
Learn more about Housing Court operations during the outbreak.
The Mayor's Office to Protect Tenants (MOPT) is available to assist you with questions about your tenancy. For more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Support page.