Form CIV-GP-50 "Application for a Pro Se Summons" - New York City

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This is a legal form that was released by the New York City Civil Court - a government authority operating within New York City. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on December 1, 2003;
  • The latest edition provided by the New York City Civil Court;
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Instructions for Service of a Summons and Complaint
Who can serve?
A person over the age of 18, who is not a party to the action, may serve the summons.
Personal delivery: A copy of the summons and complaint may be served by giving it to the
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defendant in his or her hand. The server must fill out an affidavit of service and return it to the
court within 14 days of the service of the summons and complaint.
Substituted delivery: A copy of the summons and complaint may be left with a person other than
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the defendant at the defendant's residence or place of business.
A copy of the summons and complaint must be mailed to the defendant in an envelope marked
''Personal and Confidential within 20 days of the service on the substituted person.'' The envelope
may not indicate that it is from an attorney or that it concerns an action against the defendant
An affidavit of service must be filled out by the server indicating the date of service and the date of
mailing. The affidavit must be filed with the court within 14 days of the date of the mailing of the
summons and complaint.
Conspicuous delivery: If no one can be found to receive the summons and complaint after a diligent
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effort to serve the papers (at least three attempts), on the third attempt the summons and complaint
may be served by conspicuous delivery. This is also known as ''Nail and Mail.'' This delivery
requires that a copy of the summons and complaint be affixed to the door of the actual residence or
place of business of the defendant, normally with adhesive tape.
A copy of the summons and complaint must be mailed to the defendant in an envelope marked
''Personal and Confidential within 20 days of the affixing of the Summons and Complaint. '' The
envelope may not indicate that it is from an attorney or that it concerns an action against the
defendant
Instructions for Service of a Summons and Complaint
Who can serve?
A person over the age of 18, who is not a party to the action, may serve the summons.
Personal delivery: A copy of the summons and complaint may be served by giving it to the
I .
defendant in his or her hand. The server must fill out an affidavit of service and return it to the
court within 14 days of the service of the summons and complaint.
Substituted delivery: A copy of the summons and complaint may be left with a person other than
2.
the defendant at the defendant's residence or place of business.
A copy of the summons and complaint must be mailed to the defendant in an envelope marked
''Personal and Confidential within 20 days of the service on the substituted person.'' The envelope
may not indicate that it is from an attorney or that it concerns an action against the defendant
An affidavit of service must be filled out by the server indicating the date of service and the date of
mailing. The affidavit must be filed with the court within 14 days of the date of the mailing of the
summons and complaint.
Conspicuous delivery: If no one can be found to receive the summons and complaint after a diligent
3,
effort to serve the papers (at least three attempts), on the third attempt the summons and complaint
may be served by conspicuous delivery. This is also known as ''Nail and Mail.'' This delivery
requires that a copy of the summons and complaint be affixed to the door of the actual residence or
place of business of the defendant, normally with adhesive tape.
A copy of the summons and complaint must be mailed to the defendant in an envelope marked
''Personal and Confidential within 20 days of the affixing of the Summons and Complaint. '' The
envelope may not indicate that it is from an attorney or that it concerns an action against the
defendant
Civil Court of the City of New York
Application for a Pro Se Summons
PARTIES
Plaintiff: (YOUR name and complete address, including your apartment number and telephone number.)
Owner
Owner].
[NOTE: If the claim is based on an auto accident, the claim must be
against
Defendant(s): (The full legal name and street address (no box number) of the party(ies) you are suing.
Indicate whether you are suing this party as a person or a business.) [NOTE: If you are suing a business,
indicate whether it is a partnership, a corporation or an individual with a business certificate. This
information can be obtained in the County Clerk's Office in the county in which the business is located.
Failure to check this information may result in a Judgment which cannot be executed.]
CLAIM
REASON FOR CLAIM:
Damage caused to:
person
property other than automobile
automobile
Failure to provide:
repairs
proper services
goods ordered
Failure to return:
security
property
deposit
money
Failure to pay for:
wages
services rendered
insurance claim
money loaned
rent
commissions
goods sold and delivered
Breach of-.
contract
lease
Loss of-.
luggage
property
time from work
use of property
Returned:
check
merchandise
(bounced)
(not reimbursed)
Other: (Be Brief)
DETAILS OF CLAIM:
Amount of Claim: (Limit $25,000 for each Cause of Action)
Date of Occurrence:
Place of Occurrence:
DEFENDANT'S license plate #
If Car Accident: YOUR license plate #
Identifying Number(s):
(Receipt #, Claim #, Account #, Policy #, Ticket #, etc.)
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Signature of Plaintiff
Today's Date
FREE CIVIL COURT FORM
No fee may be charged to fill in this form.
CIV-GP-50 (12/03)
Form can be found at: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/civil/forms.shtml.
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