GENERAL COURT OPERATING PROCEDURES
The New York City Family Court, having closed its courthouse doors on March 26 to reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus to the public and court staff, has been operating continuously by video and telephonic connection among parties, attorneys, jurists and staff to adjudicate essential and emergency matters. As of April 13, the court has also been accepting non-essential and non-emergency applications in pending cases. The court is not yet open for the initiation of new cases involving non-essential and non-emergency matters.
General court hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hours for delinquency matters are Monday thru Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
New child protective petitions are accepted Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Newly filed child protective petitions received after 2:00 p.m. will be heard the next morning at 9:00 a.m.
Family Offense petitions are accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All proceedings in the virtual courtrooms are available for viewing by the general public live, on video, at the Criminal Court building at 100 Centre Street, New York, N.Y.
For additional information, anyone may contact the New York City Family Court by email at NYFCInquiry@nycourts.gov or by telephone at 646-386-5299.