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New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal

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The New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal provides users with critical, emergency related information and notifications regarding the New York State courts. These notices include updates on court closings, delayed openings, or other emergency conditions.

All counties of New York State are included in the portal, and you can decide which counties you would like to receive alerts about. Messages can be received by email, text message (SMS) and/or a phone call.

Signing-up is free (see FAQ’s for information concerning possible charges from your phone carrier).


Here's how to sign up:

Go to: New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal and create an account

  • Choose your options under "My Profile"
  • Select your "subscriptions" under "My Subscriptions"
  • For best results, add: NYCourtAlerts, 518-242-5007, to your cellphone’s Contacts List.
  • That's it!


Frequently Asked Questions

What type of alerts can I receive?

As a member of the New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal, you will receive timely alerts whenever a NY State Court (information is not available for Town, Village or U.S. Federal courts), is closed or delayed due to weather or other emergency reasons. The notice will be similar to what the NY Courts have been providing through Twitter (@NYCourtsNotice). The difference is, the New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal allows you to customize the locations that you receive notices for, so you won’t be notified about the courts in every county, unless you choose to.

I previously signed up for Twitter notices from the NY Courts. Do I need to enroll in the Emergency Alert Portal to continue receiving emergency notices about the courts?
Yes, you do need to enroll. As of May 1, 2021, alerts only are being sent out through the Portal.

Do I have to pay for it?
There is no cost to subscribe to the New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal. Check with your mobile phone carrier (and landline provider, as appropriate), as standard data fees and text messaging rates may apply.

Is my information private?
You can find the terms of use and privacy policy here: Privacy Notice

Where can I go with questions, or if I need help with my Emergency Alert Portal account?
[email protected].