SCAR E-Filing Instructions

4/1/15-4/30/15 – All SCAR Petitions are now subject to Mandatory E-Filing

To electronically file your SCAR petition, you must obtain a user ID & Password from NYSCEF website: 

To Create Temporary User

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  1. Complete & sign your SCAR petition
  2. Save document as a pdf
  3. Go to Start a New Case, choose Small Claims Assessment Review as Case Type
  4. Key in homeowner’s information then proceed to payment (AMEX & VISA/MC)
  5. County Clerk will assign a SCAR number (ER1577xxxx)
  6. Paper copy must be served on Village or City Attorney & your local school district along with NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT FORM:
  7. A courtesy copy of the SCAR petition must be given to Supreme Court
  8. County Clerk’s office does NOT require a copy of your E-Filed SCAR petition. County Treasurer’s Office has waived its right to be served
SCAR Info Sheet