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Civil Court

New York City Civil Court
New York City Civil Court is a court of city-wide civil jurisdiction with jurisdiction over the following classes of actions and proceedings which originate in the court in the manner provided by law: actions and proceedings for the recovery of money, actions and proceedings for the recovery of chattels and actions and proceedings for the foreclosure of mechanics liens and liens on personal property where the amount sought to be recovered or the value of the property does not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars exclusive of interests and costs, or such smaller amount as may be fixed by law; over summary proceedings, not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, as may be provided by law. It may exercise such equity jurisdiction as may be provided by law and its jurisdiction to enter judgment upon a counterclaim for the recovery of money only shall be unlimited. Judges are city residents elected for terms of ten years.