Housing Court Comment Form

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the form below. If you have further questions about your housing court case, call Housing Court Answers Hotline: (212) 962-4795 or visit our Information Table in your local Housing Court.

Please complete the form below if you would like us to pursue a complaint you have about a judge or other court personnel. We will read your complaint and evaluate it. We can then request and listen to the audio recording of your case. If we think that the judge or other court employee acted inappropriately, we will submit a complaint to the supervising judge, the administrative judge and the Housing Court Advisory Council. Please keep in mind that complaints need to reveal one of the following: improper demeanor, bias, ex parte communication, or conflict of interest (see below). This is NOT a good place to complain about a judge’s decision in your case. If you are not satisfied with the judge’s decision, you must appeal the decision or ask the judge to reconsider. For help with this process, visit the court’s Help Center.

Please indicate your name (required):
Email Address:
I am a (answer required)…
If you work for an advocacy organization, please indicate its name:
What is the index number of the case?
What is the name of the judge who heard the case? (If the judge’s name is not on this list, please enter it in the following question).
If the judge’s name was not on the list above, please enter it here. Otherwise, skip this question.
What borough was the case heard in?
Staten Island
Harlem Community Justice Center
Red Hook Community Justice Center
What court room number or part was the case heard in?
What was the date of the incident?
Check here if you think Housing Court Answers staff should obtain a copy of the court audio recording of the proceeding to listen to the incident. (Leave the box unchecked if you think this would not be helpful.)
Obtain the audio recording.
Who are you alleging misbehaved at the court?
The judge
The court attorney (an attorney who works for the judge)
An interpreter
A court officer
An opposing litigant
An attorney representing an opposing litigant
A clerk in the clerk’s office
A clerk in the courtroom
Another person not on this list.
If the person indicated above was a judge or court attorney, what was the nature of this person’s misbehavior?
The judge’s or court attorney’s behavior was impatient or undignified (improper demeanor).
The judge or court attorney showed improper favor to one side (bias).
The judge or court attorney spoke about the case with one side when the other side was not present (ex parte communication).
The judge or court attorney has an outside relationship with one side in the case (conflict of interest).
If you know the name(s) of the person (people) who allegedly misbehaved, please indicate it (them) here:
Please describe the incident(s) here. Include as much detail as possible.
Were you (or the person you assisted, if you are an advocate) represented by… (answer required)
An attorney
A gardian ad litem (GAL, appointed by the court)
The person was not represented
Please indicate the attorney’s or GAL’s name, if you know it:
Please indicate how you would like Housing Court Answers to use this information (answer required):
Housing Court Answers should submit the complaint as entered above. (The complaint will be submitted to the supervising judge of the court, the administrative judge and the Housing Court Advisory Council.)
Housing Court Answers should submit the complaint, but not include my name.
Housing Court Answers should not submit the complaint but closely monitor the judge or court personnel indicated.