The most common type of violation/summons the Department issues is when there is non-compliance with the NYC Building Code, the Zoning Resolution, the Electrical Code or other applicable rules and laws. Each violation/summons contains a Commissioner’s Order to correct the condition and to certify correction with the Department. Those wishing to dispute a violation/summons must attend a hearing at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings/Environmental Control Board (OATH).
OATH is an administrative court that provides hearings on violations/summonses issued by City agencies. OATH renders judgment, imposes and collects all penalties assessed at hearings. OATH does not:
This presentation provides additional information on resolving OATH Violations.