Service of Process
The Department of Labor accepts in-person, personal service of legal documents at the Department’s Albany Office, located at the Harriman State Office Campus, Building 12, Monday through Friday (excluding State holidays), between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:45 pm. This includes, but is not limited to: summons and complaints, Article 78 proceedings, notices of claims, and subpoenas.
Service of Subpoenas
In addition to in-person service, effective December 1, 2022, service of a subpoena on the Department may be made by fax to 518-485-1819, when followed by a copy mailed to:
NYS Department of Labor
Harriman State Campus
Albany, NY 12240
Please do NOT send payment or checks along with subpoenas. Payment will be returned.
A subpoena for Department records not related to unemployment insurance records MUST be either:
- A subpoena order by a New York State or federal judge; or
- An administrative subpoena from a New York State government agency AND cite the agency’s statutory authority for the issuance of the subpoena.
A subpoena for Department records related to unemployment insurance records MUST be either:
- A grand jury subpoena;
- From a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency and specifically state that the records relate to an investigation of fraud relating to public programs or misuse of public funds; or
- Include a written release or information pertaining to informed consent as outline in Labor Law section 537(1)(d)(ii).
In order to locate and prepare responsive records, please be sure to include within your request:
- Full legal name(s)
- Full Social Security Numbers if information sought is unemployment insurance type records
- Specific dates
- Your full name/office name
- Your office mailing address
Upon a response from the Department, be sure to record the Matter or Case Number for future use. Any additional request for further or different information is a NEW request, please be sure to include the below identifying information:
- Full legal name(s), and
- Full Social Security Numbers if information sought is unemployment insurance type records.