How to Evict Your Tenant from an Apartment in Babylon

About the Eviction Process in the Town of Babylon

If you are a landlord, and the apartment you rent out is located within the Town of Babylon in Suffolk County, NewYork, including any of the incorporated villages within the Town, then your eviction proceeding will take place at the Second District Court of Suffolk County, located at 30 East Hoffman Avenue, in Lindenhurst, New York.  This Courthouse is located on the northeast corner of Wellwood Avenue and East Hoffman Avenue in the Village of Lindenhurst.

 Suffolk County District Court, Second District in Lindenhurst.

Suffolk County District Court, Second District in Lindenhurst.

The Process to Evict Your Tenant

There are many factors to consider before filing a petition to remove a tenant. You can read in-depth about the process to evict your tenant here. You have to first decide on the type of eviction preceding to bring. Then all relevant predicate notices, if any, must be drafted and served. Thereafter, a notice of petition and petition must be drafted, alleging all of the essential elements to be awarded a landlord-tenant judgment and a warrant of eviction. The notice of petition and petition must be filed with the Clerk of the Second District Court and a filing fee of $45 must be paid. The notice of petition and petition must then be served on all tenants in accordance with the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Laws (RPAPL).

On the day the petition is noticed to be heard, both the landlord and the tenant will be required to appear before a landlord-tenant judge in the Second District Court, in Lindenhurst. This Court only hears landlord-tenant eviction cases on Tuesdays, at 9:30 a.m., so the return date for your petition must be on a Tuesday. The Judge hearing your case will be the  Honorable Carl J. Copertino.

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About the Town of Babylon

The Town of Babylon used to be known as Huntington South. In 1872, the land was partitioned away from the Town of Huntington, and renamed the Town of Babylon. Currently there are more than 70,000 households in the Town of Babylon. The Town Code of Babylon is available on the Town’s website, and the Code is also available on-line here.