Small Claims

Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time while on campus or visiting one of the College's satellite sites.

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In the event that you or your property have sustained injury/damage, the State University of New York has developed procedures for handling small claims.

Small claims is divided in to two separate categories: claims of $250 or less and claims from $250.01 to $5,000. The claimant should select the appropriate procedure and forms that are applicable to their individual situation. Below are some links to assist you with small claims.


Small Claims (Document #6303)

Small Claims from $250.01 to $5,000 (Document #6304)

Small Claims of $250 or Less (Document #6305)


Claims for $250.01 to $5,000 (Form C3518-1290)

Claims for $250 or Less (Form C3519-1290)

Simplified Instructions for Completing Small Claims Forms

Other Agency Accounts

Application Instructions

Last Updated 5/26/21