News Housing Court Introduces E-filing

On August 20th, the Housing Court became the latest department to launch a civil e-filing pilot.
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Their focus is summary process cases, which accounts for close to 70 percent of all Housing Court filings. 

Divisions will "go live" as follows: 

August 20th – Central Division
September 4th – Western Division
September 17th – Eastern Division

October 1st – Northeast Division
October 15th – Metro-South Division

A number of attorneys were selected to participate in the pilot. Depending on the pilot results, the department will expand the initiative. 

To accommodate the existing Summary Process Rules, the Court has drafted an 
Affidavit of Compliance.

In the last 12 months, 4,500 cases have been e-filed by 3,711 active filers. Close to 7,400 filers are registered. 

To learn more about cases that can be e-filed, please visit: E-Filing in the Courts.

Housing Court 

The Housing Court Department oversees civil and criminal actions that involve the health, safety, or welfare of homeowners or those who live in residential housing.