For information regarding filing procedures in the Court of Claims during the COVID-19 health emergency, please refer to the latest administrative orders of Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks located at www.nycourts.gov.
Emergency Telephone Contacts for the Public and Court Employees during the COVID-19 related operational disruptions:
Court of Claims
UCS Coronavirus Hotline
The New York State Court of Claims is the exclusive forum for civil litigation seeking damages against the State of New York or certain other State-related entities such as the New York State Thruway Authority, the City University of New York, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation and the New York State Power Authority (claims for the appropriation of real property only).
The Court of Claims has no jurisdiction over any city, county or town government, or over any individual defendant. For information on New York law generally, see Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute's New York page.
Those unfamiliar with the Court of Claims should start by reading the Frequently Asked Questions.
Robert Abrams Building for Law & Justice
P.O. Box 7344
Albany, NY 12224
Acting Presiding Judge
Richard E. Sise
Eileen F. Fazzone
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except State holidays)
Practice Alert - 22 NYCRR § 206.5
Rule 206.5 - Papers Filed with the Court - has been amended to add a new subsection (e) requiring attorneys to omit or redact certain confidential personal information from court filings in the Court of Claims. This rule is effective as of April 15, 2015 and applies to both e-filed and paper-filed cases.
Please refer to the NYSCEF site for information for e-filed claims.
A recommended Redaction Cover Page form is available for use by parties filing paper-filed court documents subject to the rule.
In addition, a Unified Court System training video, addressing the corresponding Supreme and County Court rule (22 NYCRR 202.5[e]), is available.
Public Access Version (Run time: 43 minutes)
Internal version with transcripts (login with UCS Microsoft account)
The Clerk's office does not accept submissions for filing via e-mail.
This is NOT Small Claims court.
Information on Small Claims courts may be obtained at the following sites:
The forms provided at this site are unofficial and non-mandatory. They are designed primarily for self-represented (pro se) claimants. They are PDF documents and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.