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If you have an apartment in the Town of Hempstead, NY and are trying to learn more about the evictions procedure, or which landlord-tenant court your proceeding would take place in, hopefully the information on this page will help you.

Of course it’s always best to consult with a Hempstead landlord-tenant lawyer with experience both evicting tenants and defending tenants in Nassau County District Court. You can call us or even text us right now, and we can get you the information you need right away.

If you’d  prefer to keep learning, then here’s some information on the procedure to evict a tenant in the Town of Hempstead.

The Town of Hempstead Evictions Process

The two main types of eviction proceedings in the town of Hempstead are nonpayment proceedings and holdover proceedings. Once you know the proceeding you’d like to bring to evict your tenant, then you must follow the strict procedures provided by law for evicting a tenant in the town of Hempstead.

Resources for Evicting a Tenant in the Town of Hempstead:

What Court do You File an Eviction Proceeding in if Your Property is in the Town of Hempstead and You Want to Evict Your Tenant?

The District Court of Nassau County is located at 99 Main Street in Hempstead, NY. The court handles all types of eviction proceedings in the town of Hempstead, including evictions for residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings.

You can view our Nassau County District Court page for more information on district court.

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If your apartment is located in one of the towns, villages or hamlets in the town of Hempstead, then you can file your eviction proceeding in the District Court of Nassau County.

Nassau County District Court's Landlord-Tenant division covers:

  • Alden Manor
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Bellerose Terrace
  • Bellmore
  • Bethpage (certain parts)
  • Cedarhurst
  • East Meadow
  • East Rockaway
  • Elmont
  • Floral Park (certain parts)
  • Franklin Square
  • Freeport
  • Garden City
  • Gibson
  • Green Acres
  • Hempstead Gardens
  • Hempstead
  • Hewlett
  • Inwood
  • Island Park
  • Lakeview of Rockville Centre
  • Lakeview of West Hempstead
  • Lawrence
  • Levittown
  • Long Beach
  • Lynbrook
  • Malverne
  • Merrick
  • Mineola (certain parts)
  • Munsey
  • New Cassel (certain parts)
  • New Hyde Park (certain parts)
  • North Lynbrook
  • North Valley Stream
  • North Woodmere
  • Oceanside
  • Plandome (certain parts)
  • Point Lookout
  • Rockville Centre
  • Roosevelt Field
  • Roosevelt
  • Seaford
  • South Hempstead
  • Uniondale
  • Valley Stream
  • Wantagh
  • West Hempstead
  • Woodmere

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Summary of the timeline to evict a tenant in the Town of Hempstead:

The timeline for an eviction has many variables. But as a general guide, the Nassau County District Court usually takes 45-60 days to conclude landlord-tenant matters. Then add at least two weeks to that total for unforeseen issues.

Timeframes may vary depending on circumstances, and most evictions will be resolved in less time than that, but to know the maximum time will place the landlord in a better position to make plans for the property.


A Sample Timeline of a
Non-Payment Proceeding in the Town of Hempstead:

Step 1

Drafting & serving required notices

The required predicate notices must be drafted and sent to a process server for service. Service could take a week or more.

Step 1

Step 2

Wait for notice expiration

After service is completed, you must wait for the expiration of the time period on the notice to proceed. It could be a 10-day notice, a 14-day notice, a 30-day notice, a 60-day notice, or a 90-day notice, depending on your situation. This is the time that the tenant has to pack up and leave.

Step 2

Step 3

Asses status

After the time on the notice expires, if the tenant still has not moved out, you can now proceed with a court proceeding to have them legally removed. 

Step 3

Step 4

Draft & File Petition & Receive Court Date

Upon immediate conclusion of the notice period, a notice of petition and petition will be filed with the district court in Hempstead to begin your eviction proceeding. The district court of Nassau County assigns a court date. As soon as your attorney knows the date, you will be notified and given additional instructions, like what to do on the court date and what to expect.

Step 4

Step 5

Serve Tenants with the Petition & Notices

The tenant must be served again with the petition and required legal notices, and will be notified to appear in Nassau County District Court on the appearance date.

Step 5

Step 6

Appear in Court

On the court date, all parties will appear in court. If the tenant fails to appear, the landlord’s attorney may ask the court for a judgment of possession and a warrant of eviction by default. If all parties are present, they will be expected to have a conference in the courthouse to discuss the possibility of settlement.

If the case can be settled, the parties will draft a stipulation of settlement, which will describe what they have agreed to. If the judge approves the settlement, the case will be over.


Step 6

Step 7


If the parties cannot come to settlement terms, then the judge will schedule a trial on a new date. On the day of trial, both sides will present their case. If your tenant loses, the court will issue a judgment of possession and a warrant of eviction, which is what the Sheriff will need to physically remove your tenant. 

Step 7

Step 8

Have Your Tenants Physically Removed

You can now take your judgment and warrant to your county sheriff, and they will physically remove your tenant and their belongings from the apartment, and return possession of the premises back to you.

Step 8
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