What is an Article 78 Proceeding?

  • Article 78 proceedings are deemed special proceedings in the civil procedure law for New York State.
  • They’re typically employed in a civil context because you have to go to the local Supreme Court in the county that you’re bringing the application.
  • An Article 78 is a request for a municipality, government entity, or government agency to either do something or not do something.
  • The municipal and governmental entity is put on notice when the application is brought and a Supreme Court judge will hear the case right from the outset.