Eviction

Click here to view a sample Notice of Eviction.

A "notice of eviction" is a written notice from a City Marshal that warns you that you and your family can be evicted within the next few days. The notice of eviction is the last court paper that needs to be served on you before you are evicted.

An eviction means that the Marshal can come to your apartment, remove you and your family and your belongings from the apartment, and change the door locks.

Click here to find out the earliest date that Marshal could evict you.

If you have received a Notice of Eviction, the most important thing to do now is to stop your eviction - here's how:


How to Stop an Eviction

Go immediately to the Landlord-Tenant Clerk's Office and ask for an Order to Show Cause.

An Order to Show Cause is an order signed by a judge that tells the marshal and landlord not to evict you until the judge has had the chance to hear your case. The Clerk's office in the following locations will help you with your Order to Show Cause.

Landlord-Tenant Clerk's Office Locations

  • Manhattan
    111 Centre Street, Room 225
    New York, NY 10013
    Line 3 (212-374-8411)
  • Bronx
    1118 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, NY 10456
    (718-466-3025).

If you live in zip-code 10035 or 10037, go to:

  • Harlem Justice Center
    170 East 121st Street
    New York, NY 10035
    (212-962-4795)

Click here for directions to court.