§ 5-301 Definitions
§ 5-302 Construction
§ 5-303 Special Provisions in Proceedings for Drainage of Land by Means Other Than Sewers
§ 5-304 Cession to and Purchase by the City of the Real Property Being Acquired
§ 5-305 Preparation of Maps in Capital Project Proceeding; Filing
§ 5-306 Lis Pendens
§ 5-307 Notice of Application to Condemn
§ 5-308 Application to Condemn; Contents of Petition
§ 5-309 Notice to File Claims
§ 5-310 Proof of Ownership
§ 5-311 Examination Before Trial of Party or Witness
§ 5-312 Note of Issue of the Proceeding
§ 5-313 View by Court
§ 5-314 Trial of Proceeding; Evidence
§ 5-315 Maps to Be Supplied Court
§ 5-316 Clerks to Be Furnished the Court
§ 5-317 Tentative Decree; What to Contain; Where Filed
§ 5-318 Agreements for Compensation to Be Awarded for the Removal of Structures From Premises Being Acquired
§ 5-319 Separate and Partial Tentative and Final Decrees
§ 5-320 Notice to File Objections; Objections; Hearings
§ 5-321 Final Decree; Preparation Thereof; What to Contain
§ 5-322 Filing of Final Decree as to Damage Where Objections and the Filing of a Tentative Decree Are Waived
§ 5-323 Final Decree; How Filed; Effect
§ 5-324 Appeal to Appellate Division
§ 5-325 Appeal to Court of Appeals
§ 5-326 Taxation of Costs, Charges and Expenses
§ 5-327 Damages; When, How and to Whom Paid
§ 5-328 Advance Payments
§ 5-329 Purchase of Awards by the City
§ 5-330 Instruments Assigning or Pledging Awards
§ 5-331 Correction of Defects
§ 5-332 Order to Expedite Proceeding
§ 5-333 Discontinuance of Proceedings by the Mayor
§ 5-334 Vesting of Title; Date Of; Seizin; Possession
§ 5-335 Vesting of Title; Effect Of, Upon Real Property Contracts
§ 5-336 Rights of Certain Owners of Property Condemned for Public Use
§ 5-337 Title Acquired for Streets and Courtyards
§ 5-338 Title Acquired for Streets; Subject to Certain Easements
§ 5-339 Title Acquired for Streets; Subject to Rights of Railroads
§ 5-340 Title Acquired for Intercepting Sewer Purposes; Over Railroad Lands

Terms Used In New York Laws > New York City Administrative Code > Title 5 > Chapter 3 > Subchap. 1

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adoption: means the delivery to any natural person eighteen years of age or older, for the limited purpose of harboring a pet, of any dog or cat, seized or surrendered. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 350
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Animal: as used in this article , includes every living creature except a human being;

    2. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 350

  • Animal: means a dog or a cat. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 400
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer: means any individual purchasing an animal from a pet dealer. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 400
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • cruelty: includes every act, omission, or neglect, whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering or death is caused or permitted. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 350
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Farm animal: as used in this article , means any ungulate, poultry, species of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, horses or fur-bearing animals, as defined in section 11-1907 of the environmental conservation law, which are raised for commercial or subsistence purposes. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 350
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • pet: means any dog or cat, and shall also mean any other domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner or person who cares for such other domesticated animal. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 350
  • Pet Dealer: means any person who engages in the sale or offering for sale of more than nine animals per year for profit to the public. See N.Y. Agriculture and Markets Law 400
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.