Home Owner's Watch List (H.O.W.L)

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Judith A. Pascale
Suffolk County Clerk

Nicole DeLuca
Chief Deputy County Clerk

Welcome to the Suffolk County Clerk's Office

At one time or another either directly or indirectly, every resident of Suffolk County deals with our office. So if you are buying a home, satisfying your mortgage, filing a lien or judgment, grieving your taxes or interacting with the judicial system, we look forward to working with you.

Applications to Proceed Under Anonymous Caption or Request to Seal

Applications to Proceed Under Anonymous Caption or Request to Seal

Please note that the names of the parties to a civil action and any documents filed in connection therewith will be available to the public unless otherwise directed by a court order.

A Plaintiff seeking to have any action proceed under an anonymous caption and/or seal at commencement shall use the following procedure:

  • E-file the following bearing the full (unredacted) caption: a Summons with Notice, an RJI, and a proposed OTSC or Ex Parte Order with a TRO (seeking authorization to proceed under an anonymous caption and/or seal);
  • No supporting papers to the OTSC or Ex Parte Order will be filed on the NYSCEF site with the commencing documents;
  • The Plaintiff shall e-mail a full working copy of the moving papers, including supporting papers, to the Supreme Court Clerk at Suffolksupremecourt@nycourts.gov; and
  • Within three (3) business days of the granting or denial of the TRO, the Plaintiff shall E-file the supporting papers and any other documents that would ordinarily have been filed at commencement, such as the Complaint on the NYSCEF site;
  • Opposition and Reply papers shall be filed in the ordinary course as required by the assigned judge and the Protocol for Electronic Filing in Suffolk County Supreme Court.
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