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SECTION 1801
Small claims defined
New York City Civil Court Act (CCA) CHAPTER 693, ARTICLE 18
* § 1801. Small claims defined. 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 ten 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 ten 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.

* NB Effective until September 1, 2022

* § 1801. Small claims defined. 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 ten 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 ten 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, or where
claimant is a tenant or lessee of real property owned by the defendant
and the claim relates to such tenancy or lease, and such real property
is situated within the city of New York.

* NB Effective September 1, 2022