You can get help with questions about the law, the court system in general, and court-related matters.

You can also file a complaint about a state court employee.


Get court information.

Learn more about different courts.

Make a suggestion, comment, or file a complaint.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York Courts
  • Phone Number: (800) 268-7869
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Automated assistance is also available in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

You can report snow or ice on a sidewalk in front of a courthouse.

If there is an emergency or a condition that needs immediate attention, you can speak to the chief clerk or the court officer of that court.

If the situation is not an emergency, you can file a complaint on the NY Courts website.

Make a suggestion, comment, or file a complaint.

Judges are either appointed or elected. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York provides information on becoming a judge.

Visit the New York City Bar's website.

Courts are closed on the following holidays in 2020:​

Wednesday, January 1New Year's Day
Monday, January 20Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Wednesday, February 12Lincoln's Birthday
Monday, February 17Presidents Day
Monday, May 25Memorial Day
Friday, July 3Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, September 7Labor Day
Monday, October 12Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 3Election Day
Wednesday, November 11Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25Christmas Day