1. The Laws of New York
  2. Court Acts
  3. New York City Civil Court
  4. Article 18: Small Claims


Section 1801 Small claims defined

New York City Civil Court (CCA)

The term "small claim" or "small claims" as used in this act shall mean and include any cause of action for money only not in excess of five thousand dollars exclusive of interest and costs, or any action commenced by a party aggrieved by an arbitration award rendered pursuant to part 137 of the rules of the chief administrator of the courts (22 NYCRR Part 137) in which the amount in dispute does not exceed five thousand dollars, provided that the defendant either resides, or has an office for the transaction of business or a regular employment, within the city of New York.