1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Real Property Actions & Proceedings
  4. Article 7: Summary Proceeding to Recover Possession of Real Property

Section 701 Jurisdiction; courts; venue

Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA)

1. A special proceeding to recover real property may be maintained in a county court, the court of a police justice of the village, a justice court, a court of civil jurisdiction in a city, or a district court.

  2. The place of trial of the special proceeding shall be within the jurisdictional area of the court in which the real property or a portion thereof is situated; except that where the property is located in an incorporated village which includes parts of two or more towns the proceeding may be tried by a justice of the peace of any such town who keeps an office in the village.