Going to Nassau County District Court? Here’s what you need to know.

Going to Nassau County District Court? Here’s what you need to know.

Niki Brown
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The Nassau County District Court in Long Island, New York is where you can:

  • File civil matters up to $15,000.00 

  • File lawsuits for housing matters such as evictions or landlord/tenant issues.

  • File in small claims court up to $5,000.00.

  • Attend criminal proceedings for misdemeanors, traffic violations charging a crime, preliminary hearings over jurisdiction for felonies.

 

When to Show up:

  • Due to Coronavirus, Nassau District court has implemented virtual court proceedings. Click here for the Nassau Country District Court Virtual Chambers Contact List.

  • The district court is slowing beginning to accept electronic filing of legal papers. 

 

Important Tips:

  • Review Court Fees Here

  • Be prepared. Check to see if your case is an essential matter for virtual proceedings.

  • There is metered parking one block from the courthouse.

  • You can always hire an attorney, even for landlord/tenant issues, criminal or traffic offenses. LawChamps can help you find an affordable attorney.

  • Nassau County Clerk’s office has begun accepting small claims petitions.

 

Their Address is:

99 Main Street

Hempstead, NY 11550

 

Their Phone Number is:

516-493-4200

 

Their hours are:

Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

 

Please be aware Nassau district court is currently not open to the public. Proceedings are being held through virtual conference.

 

Contact the phone number above for further information. 

 

More Resources:

https://nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/COURTS/10jd/nassau/pdf/AdministrativeOrder.pdf

Nassau Country Community Resource Guide: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/sites/default/files/document/files/2019-10/CommunityResourceGuide.pdf

 

This article is intended to convey generally useful information only and does not constitute legal advice. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author, not LawChamps.

Niki Brown

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