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Brooklyn Small Claims Court

Individuals in Brooklyn, New York who are filing or responding to small claims can handle their cases at Kings Civil Court, which is located at 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn NY 11201. The courthouse, which includes the small claims court division, is specifically located in downtown Brooklyn at the corner of Livingston Street and Smith Street. City parking is available on Atlantic Avenue.

Those who want to file small claims lawsuits, enter counterclaims or handle various other forms of paperwork related to their cases can visit the Small/Commercial Claims Clerk's Office in Room 905. The phone number to this office is (347) 404-9020.

Small Claims Court Jurisdiction

The small claims court in Brooklyn—like all the other small claims courts in New York City—only handles claims with values of up to $5,000, according to the New York State Unified Court System. Any claims higher than that will be need to be handled in another court. Small claims generally involve disputes between private litigants, and they often address unpaid debts. These legal actions can only seek monetary compensation for monetary losses. For example, a person filing a small claims action cannot seek payment for pain and suffering, nor can the claimant seek a court order to get a business to take a certain action regarding its products.

A couple issues that commonly lead to small claims cases in New York include breach of contract; non-payment for things such as rent, salary, rendered services; and damage to personal property. It is usually volunteer arbitrators who hear and decide on small claims, though the parties in these cases can request that their cases be heard by a civil court judge.

Our Brooklyn small claims attorney at the Law Offices of Mahir S. Nisar, P.C. handles all types of small claims cases. Contact us today so that we can assist you with any questions you have about this process!

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