Service of Process

In light of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders 202.8, 202.14, 202.28 and 202.38 tolling the period for service of process until July 6, 2020, the customary hours of operation for the service window for the City of New York located at 100 Church Street, New York, New York 10007 have been suspended.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the service window will be open ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An email address remains available where the Law Department continues to temporarily accept service. The email address established for service in this period is ServiceECF@law.nyc.gov. Please note that service will be temporarily accepted via this method only for the City of New York and entities for which the Law Department is authorized to accept service.

Service of process on individuals should continue to proceed in manner required by applicable law.


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