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Pay Penalty by Mail

You may wish to pay the penalty for the summons if:

  • You are not able or do not want to participate in a hearing; or
  • The OATH Hearing Officer rules that you were in violation of the charges cited by the enforcement agency on your Summons.

Payments by mail should be received by the City ten (10) days before the scheduled hearing to avoid a default decision in your case. The payment method is determined by the type of summons you received. In order to pay the penalty you will need the number from your summons.

Restaurant, Day Care Center, Lead Paint, X-Ray Cases

Mail a check or money order for the full amount of the fine. Do not send cash. You must write your summons number on the front of the check, and make the check out to:
Finance Commissioner, City of New York

Mail your payment to:

Finance Commissioner, City of New York
PO Box 4199
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10261-4199

Vehicle for Hire Cases

All payments must be made to TLC directly and TLC does not accept payments by mail. You can pay your summons online through the TLC website.

Consumer Cases

All payments must be made to DCA directly. Mail a check or money order for the full amount owed. Do not send cash and do not include any other documents with your payment. You must write your summons number on the front of the check or money order and make it payable to: NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.

Mail your payment to:

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
Collections Division
42 Broadway
9th fl

All Other Types of Cases

Mail a check or money order for the full amount of the fine. Do not send cash. You must write your summons number on the front of the check, and make the check out to:
Finance Commissioner, City of New York

Mail your payment to:

Finance Commissioner, City of New York
PO Box 2307
Peck Slip Station
New York, NY 10272

If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please contact the Clerk's Office.