Eviction Defense

Our office can directly assist tenants facing eviction at Syracuse City Court or East Syracuse Village Court. Please attend court in person if you can,  and speak with the VLPCNY staff members there who will be able to provide you with free legal help.

If you are NOT able to attend court in person, please complete the online intake form and/or call us to complete an intake. We will need you to sign our digital forms that give us permission to assist. 

If you received a petition for eviction anywhere else, or have other renters’ rights issues, please contact Legal Services of Central New York at 1-877-777-6152.

Renters Rights in CNY - Learn more about the law now.

Syracuse City Landlord Tenant Court - Facing eviction in Syracuse Court?

East Syracuse Landlord Tenant Justice Court - Facing eviction in East Syracuse Court?

Representing Yourself?

If you are not able to secure legal assistance before your court date, you can request a 14-day adjournment. Click HERE for a sample answer and some basic defenses that may be available to you.