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    The Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) goes into effect on June 13, 2017. The law gives the NYPD and other enforcement agencies the option to issue a civil summons that is filed with the OATH Hearings Division, instead of a criminal summons which is filed in NYC Criminal Court. The law also makes Community Service a penalty option for those summonses that are contested at in-person OATH hearings.
OATH Outreach and Informational Events
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    OATH regularly partners with elected officials, community-based organizations and civic groups to bring speaking events and informational forums directly to the City’s diverse communities in its effort to ensure that New Yorkers understand what their options and rights are when they receive a summons from a NYC agency. You can find out when OATH will be coming to your neighborhood by viewing OATH Announcements.
Remote Hearing Methods
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    Did you receive a summons from the Sanitation Department, Parks Department, NYPD or Health Department?

    You can fight nearly every type of summons issued by those agencies using OATH’s convenient, Remote Hearing methods.
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    You do not need a lawyer to represent you at OATH hearings but if you need help understanding why you received a City summons and how to respond to it, you can contact the OATH Help Center online or visit a Help Center in person. There is a Help Center at all OATH Hearings Division locations. No appointment is necessary; just walk in during regular business hours.

Find Copies of Summonses
and Case Status Information

You can search for a summons, see a copy of the summons, and find your OATH hearing date by using the OATH Summons Finder. You can search for this information by name, address or the summons number.


Go to the Summons Finder


Note: Summonses issued to for hire vehicles or restaurants, and summonses issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs are not currently available using the Summons Finder.