2010 New York Code
RPA - Real Property Actions & Proceedings
Article 7 - (701 - 767) SUMMARY PROCEEDING TO RECOVER POSSESSION OF REAL PROPERTY
734 - Notice of petition; service on the Westchester county department of social services.

§   734.  Notice  of  petition;  service  on  the  Westchester  county
  department of social services. In the  county  of  Westchester,  if  the
  local  legislative body has, by local law, opted to require such notice,
  service of a copy  of  the  notice  of  petition  and  petition  in  any
  proceeding commenced against a residential tenant in accordance with the
  provisions  of this article shall be served upon the county commissioner
  of social services. Such service shall be made by certified mail, return
  receipt requested, directed to an address set forth in the local law, or
  pursuant to the provisions of the civil practice  law  and  rules.  Such
  service  shall  be made at least five days before the return date set in
  the notice of petition.  Proof of such service shall be filed  with  the
  court.  Failure  to serve the commissioner shall not be a jurisdictional
  defect, and shall not be a defense to a proceeding brought  pursuant  to
  the provisions of this article.

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