The Law and Equity Department of the Bronx County Clerk's Office is
where all actions for Bronx Civil Supreme Court commence. The services
that our department provide vary depending on the type of case and
whether the case is being initiated or is already active. Although our
office will help with the purchase of index numbers or the filing of
papers, we can not Provide Legal Advice. Thus, we suggest that before
you commence an action or if you are involved in an action, you seek
legal counsel before proceeding with any action on the case. Below you
will find some of the services that we provide. If you would like to
search for Case Information, you can login if you are a registered user or register
if you are a first time user. For more information regarding the Law
and Equity Department please contact us at (718) 618-3320.
Index Number Application Downloadable Form
Documents That Can Be Purchased
To commence a legal action in the Bronx County
Clerks Office you can purchase a Summons w/Notice, Summons w/Complaint
or Verified Complaint, Notice of Petition, Order to Show Cause or
Separation Agreement. Other documents that can be purchased once
the case has been filed include RJI's, NOI's, Notice of Appeal,
Certificates and Posting for Transferring of Actions to other Counties.
Fees for documents are as follows.
Documents That Can Be Filed
Examples of papers that can be filed directly
with our office are Defendant's Answers,
Affidavits of Service, Annual Accounts, Copies of Orders or Judgments
w/Notice of Entry and Notice of Removal. Other papers such
as Motion Papers and their Exhibits,
certain Judgments and Orders must first be presented to the
Motion Support Office.
Judgments are considered entered when either File
Stamped by our office or Counter-Signed
by the County Clerk.
Please note that if you have
any questions regarding the nature of these documents, how to prepare
them or their legal meaning or use, you must consult legal counsel.
We Cannot Provide Legal Advice.