Service on the OAG By E-mail

  1. Except as set forth in paragraph 2, below, beginning January 1, 2003, the Attorney General's Office will participate in the Court of Claims' Filing by Electronic Means (FBEM) pilot project and will accept service by e-mail of the following documents:
    (A) any notice of intention to file a claim in the Court of Claims that alleges a cause of action in tort that accrued in one of the counties in the Albany District (as specified in 22 NYCRR §206.4);

    (B) any claim in the Court of Claims that alleges a cause of action in tort that accrued in one of the counties in the Albany District (as specified in 22 NYCRR § 206.4);

    (C) any pleading or paper served in support of a notice of intention described in paragraph (A), above, or served in a claim described in paragraph (B), above.

    Albany District Counties
    Albany Essex Rensselaer Ulster
    Clinton Franklin Saratoga Warren
    Columbia Greene Schenectady Washington
  2. The Attorney General will not accept service by e-mail of the following:
    (A) a notice of intention or claim served by or on behalf of a federal, state, or local inmate under sentence for conviction of a crime (see 22 NYCRR §206.5-aa[2][b]);

    (B) a pleading or paper served in a claim commenced by a federal, state or local inmate under sentence for conviction of a crime (see 22 NYCRR §206.5-aa[2][b]);

    (C) any notice of intention or claim that alleges solely a cause of action for breach of contract or for appropriation;

    (D) any pleading or paper served in support of a notice of intention or in a claim described in paragraph (C), above.


  3. Any document served by e-mail in accord with the conditions above will be accepted by e-mail only if it is received by e-mail at the following e-mail address:


  4. Documents served on the Attorney General by e-mail will only be accepted if they are created in the Portable Document Format (PDF), which is a format created through software licensed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. This software is widely available, and the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which permits the reading (but not writing) of PDF files, is available as a free download from the Adobe Systems homepage (www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html)

  5. Service of documents by e-mail will be effective upon receipt of the e-mail by the Office of the Attorney General, subject to the following conditions:
    (A) documents received in readable form at the above e-mail address between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a business day during which New York State offices are officially open will be deemed served on that day;

    (B) documents received in readable form at the above e-mail address after 5:00 p.m., or during a day on which New York State offices are officially closed, will be deemed served on the next business day on which New York State offices are officially open.
  6. The Office of the Attorney General will send a reply e-mail by attaching a copy of the e-mail that was received, and the date and time the e-mail was received. If you have not received an acknowledgment of service, you have not successfully served the OAG.
    For information about filing documents with the Court of Claims, you may access its website at http://www.nyscourtofclaims.state.ny.us/.
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