Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Tenants page to learn about:

  • Eviction protections
  • Free legal services through the Right to Counsel program
  • Paying rent
  • The City's Tenant Helpline

Court Operations

New York State courts are open and offering limited in-person assistance for health and safety reasons.

New York City Housing Court is currently open for emergency cases, including if you:

  • Are locked out of your home without a court order
  • Need emergency repairs
  • Need critical services like heat or hot water 

You can start an emergency case online or by phone. Courthouses are open to people who need in-person assistance. 

For the most up-to-date information on court operations, check the Housing Court website.

For visitor screening and safety rules and other COVID-19 information, visit the NYCOURTS website. You can also call the Coronavirus Hotline at (833) 503-0447 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

If You Have Been Served With Papers

Tenants who have not yet answered a nonpayment petition filed against them must file an answer with the court. Failure to answer an eviction petition could lead to a default judgment against a tenant, which can lead to eviction. A tenant who receives a petition for a Housing Court eviction case does not need to go to the courthouse to respond in person.

If you have received an eviction petition or other Housing Court papers, HRA’s Office of Civil Justice can provide free legal services under the City’s Right-to-Counsel law to help you with your case. You can contact the City’s Tenant Helpline to connect with free legal services. For more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Tenants page.

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.

CourtPhone Number
Bronx County(718) 618-2561
Kings County (Brooklyn)(347) 404-9201
New York County (Manhattan)(646) 386-5500
Queens County(212) 962-4795
Richmond County (Staten Island)(718) 675-8452

If you are a tenant or landlord and you have an ongoing dispute including eviction, housing court can provide you with information and assistance. Housing Court locations and hours are also available.

The only legal way a landlord or building owner may evict a tenant who refuses to move voluntarily is through an eviction proceeding in Housing Court.

You can get general Housing Court information:

Online

Get Housing Court locations and hours.

Learn more about tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities.

Get information and assistance with housing legal issues.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Housing Court
  • Phone Number: (646) 386-5750
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.

Landlord/Tenant general office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 7 PM. On Thursdays, access to the Clerk's Office after 6:30 PM is limited to emergency applications.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Bronx Housing Court
  • Address: 1118 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, 10456
  • Phone Number: (718) 466-3025
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Landlord/Tenant general office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 7 PM. On Thursdays, access to the Clerk's Office after 6:30 PM is limited to emergency applications.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Brooklyn Housing Court
  • Address: 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
  • Phone Number: (347) 404-9201
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

The Red Hook Community Justice Center provides assistance only to residents of Red Hook.

The building is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Landlord and Tenant cashier is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Red Hook Community Justice Center
  • Address: 88 Visitation Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11231
  • Phone Number: (718) 923-8200
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Landlord/Tenant general office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 7 PM. On Thursdays, access to the Clerk's Office after 6:30 PM is limited to emergency applications.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Manhattan Housing Court
  • Address: 111 Centre Street, New York, NY, 10013
  • Phone Number: (646) 386-5500
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Landlord/Tenant general office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, and on every other Thursday from 9 AM to 7 PM. On Thursdays, access to the Clerk's Office after 6:30 PM is limited to emergency applications.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Harlem Community Justice Center
  • Address: 170 East 121 Street, New York, NY, 10035
  • Phone Number: (646) 386-5750
  • Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM; Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM

Landlord/Tenant general office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 7 PM. On Thursdays, access to the Clerk's Office after 6:30 PM is limited to emergency applications.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Queens Housing Court
  • Address: 89-17 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY, 11435
  • Phone Number: (718) 262-7145
  • Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Thursday: 8:30 AM - 7 PM

The building is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

On the 3rd Thursday of each month, the Landlord and Tenant counter is generally open from 8 AM to 7 PM. Access to the Clerk's Office after 6:30 PM is limited to emergency applications.

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Division: Staten Island Housing Court
  • Address: 927 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10310
  • Phone Number: (718) 675-8452
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

DateHoliday
Monday, January 17Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, February 11Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
Monday, February 21Presidents Day
Monday, May 30Memorial Day
Monday, June 20Juneteenth (Observed)
Monday, July 4Independence Day
Monday, September 5Labor Day
Monday, October 10Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
Tuesday, November 8Election Day
Friday, November 11Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26Christmas Day (Observed)

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