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Section 214.3 Summons.

(a) The summons shall state the name and location of the court in which the action is brought, the names of the parties and a return date to be obtained from the court, and shall comply with all provisions of the UJCA applicable to summonses.

(b) The following form is to be used in a case in which the action is for money only and a formal complaint is not served therewith:

JUSTICE COURT OF THE
VILLAGE, TOWN OR CITY OF _________________________________
COUNTY OF_____________________ 
___________________________ 
 
)Index No. ______
Plaintiff, )SUMMONS
)Plaintiff’s Residence
-against- )Address:
) 
) 
Defendant, ) 
) 
______________________________________ 
To the above-named defendant: 

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and answer this endorsed summons in the Justice Court of the Village, Town or City of____, located at ____, County of ____, State of New York, on the ____ day of ____, 19____, at ____ o’clock in the ____ noon; upon your failure to appear and answer, judgment will be taken against you for the sum of $____ with interest thereon from the____ day of____, 19____, together with the costs of this action.

Dated: the____day of___________, 19____
Statement of the nature and substance of
plaintiff’s cause of action:

 _________________________
 Attorney(s) for Plaintiff
Post-Office Address
Telephone Number
 (or, alternatively,
 _________________________
 Clerk of the _________ Court)

(c) In an action where a formal complaint is annexed to the summons, the following form of summons shall be used:

JUSTICE COURT OF THE
VILLAGE, TOWN OR CITY OF _________________________________
COUNTY OF_____________________ 
___________________________ 
 
)Index No. ______
Plaintiff, )SUMMONS
)Plaintiff’s Residence
-against- )Address:
) 
) 
Defendant, ) 
) 
______________________________________ 
To the above named defendant: 

To the above-named defendant:

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and answer this complaint in the Justice Court of the Village, Town or City of _____, located at _____, County of_____, State of New York, on the_____ day of _____, 19_____ , at_____ o’clock in the_____ noon; upon your failure to appear and answer, judgment will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint, together with the costs of this action.

Dated: the_____ day of _____, 19_____

 _________________________
 Attorney(s) for Plaintiff
Post-Office Address
Telephone Number

Historical Note
Sec. filed Jan. 9, 1986 eff. Jan. 6, 1986.