Service of Process

In light of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8 tolling the period for service of process until April 19, 2020, the service window for the City of New York located at 100 Church Street, New York, New York 10007 is closed.  During this period, we have established an email address where the Law Department is now accepting service. The newly established email address for service is ServiceECF@law.nyc.gov.  Please note that service will be 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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