FAIRER (Fines and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery)

The City of New York is offering a temporary program allowing you to pay a reduced amount for eligible Environmental Control Board judgments.

If you have unpaid OATH ECB judgments that are eligible for the FAIRER Program, you may be able to save up to 75% and have the penalties and interest associated with your judgments waived. Download the flyer.

Eligibility

The FAIRER Program is a three-month program authorized by Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Council and administered by the Department of Finance (DOF) that allows respondents or payors to resolve outstanding Environmental Control Board (ECB) judgments issued by various city agencies and adjudicated by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).

The amount that customers can save will depend upon when their violations went into judgment and whether the party named on the violation (respondent) attended a hearing held by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings:

Type of Judgment Reduction Amount
Contains a Default Penalty for Not Attending a Hearing Default Penalty and Interest
No Default Penalty and Entered on or After March 7, 2020, and prior to June 23, 2021 75% of Base Fine and Interest
No Default Penalty and Entered Before March 7, 2020 25% of Base Fine and Interest

How to Participate

To participate in the FAIRER Program, www.nyc.gov/mysummons.

Enter your name and address, ticket number, or OATH ID number. (If you are a respondent and have received correspondence from the Department of Finance, your OATH ID number will appear on the correspondence.)

Your outstanding OATH-adjudicated ECB judgment violations will be listed, along with whether each violation is eligible for the FAIRER Program. You can select your eligible judgment(s), agree to the FAIRER Program terms and conditions, and pay the selected judgments in full.

Deadline

The FAIRER Program will begin on September 20, 2021, and continue through December 20, 2021. To participate, you must pay your violations in full by December 20, 2021.

Get Help

If you have questions about the FAIRER Program, please contact us or call 311.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions