Press Credentials Denials

Press Credentials Denials, Suspensions, and Revocations

The Press Credentials Office may deny your application for a Standard Press Card, a Reserve Press Card, or a Single Event Press Card. The Press Credentials Office may also seek to suspend or revoke a press card that has been issued to you.

You have the right to appeal a denial or challenge a suspension or revocation by appearing at a hearing, also known as a trial, at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).


Denials

If the Press Credentials Office denies your application for a press card ("Denial"), you can appeal the Denial by requesting a hearing at OATH.

Go here to Appeal a Denial.


Suspensions and Revocations

The Press Credentials Office is the only City office authorized to seek suspension or revocation of a press card. The Press Credentials Office cannot suspend or revoke your press card before a hearing at OATH and not until OATH determines that the suspension or revocation is proper.

No agency, including the NYPD, may seize a duly issued and valid press card before a hearing at OATH and not until OATH determines that a suspension or revocation of a press card is proper.