2006 New York Code - Citation

  § 306. Citation. 1. A citation must substantially set forth:
    (a)  The name and domicile of the person to whose estate or person the
  proceeding relates and of the petitioner.
    (b) The names of all persons to be served who have not waived issuance
  and service of process, or  have  not  appeared.  Where  the  number  of
  persons  of  any  class to be served exceeds 50, it need not specify the
  name of any person of the class but may be directed to the class by such
  appropriate designation as the court deems adequate.
    (c) The time when and the place  where  the  citation  is  returnable,
  which time must be not more than 4 months after the date of issuance.
    (d)  The  object  of  the  proceeding  and  the  relief  sought in the
    (e) The date when issued.
    (f) The  name,  address  and  telephone  number  of  the  petitioner's
    2. In addition it must substantially set forth:
    (a)  Where  the  names of some persons to be served comprising a class
  are unknown, the names of those persons of the class who are known and a
  general description of all other persons belonging to the class, showing
  their interest in the proceeding.
    (b) Where the persons to be served are unknown, a general  description
  of such persons, showing their interest in the proceeding.
    In  either of such cases, where the petitioner is ignorant of the name
  of a person to be served, he may designate that person in  the  citation
  by a fictitious name or so much of his name and identity as is known.
    3. The citation shall be in substantially such form as may be provided
  by the Official Forms appended to this act.
    4.  The  citation  shall  be  attested in the name of the judge of the
  court and by the seal of the court, the original shall be filed  by  the
  clerk and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the petitioner.

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