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Fact Sheets for Common Issues/Case Types

Latest Update: All hearings, trials, and other OATH operations are being conducted by telephone, videoconferencing, online, or mail. In-person appearances are available in pre-approved circumstances.

Hearings Division: In-person hearings must be requested, granted and prescheduled and are currently only taking place at 66 John Street, 10th Floor, NY, NY 10038. Enforcement agencies that send representatives to hearings will continue to appear by phone for all hearings. No enforcement agency personnel will be present at in-person hearings.


Trials Division: Requests for in-person appearances may be approved in the discretion of the presiding Administrative Law Judge.


Read the updated Chief Judge’s Order.


FACT SHEETS FOR COMMON ISSUES AND QUESTIONS ABOUT SUMMONSES AND HOW TO RESOLVE THEM

Responding to a Summons at OATH (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)


Resources for Researching the Laws of NYC


What is a Summons? (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)


Information for Small Businesses


Information for Restaurant Owners (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)


Filing an Appeal at OATH


Arguing for a Dismissal or Penalty Reduction in the “Interest of Justice” (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)


NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) Settlements (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)


NYC Department of Buildings (“DOB”) Stipulations (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)

NYC Department of Buildings (“DOB”) Cure


NYC Department of Buildings (“DOB”) Certificates of Correction (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)


NYC Department of Buildings (“DOB”) “Failure to Comply” Summons


NYC Department of Buildings (“DOB”) “Failure to Maintain” Summons


Helpful Information for Food Vendors/Food Carts (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文)


Helpful Information for Haircutters, Hair Salons, and Barbershops (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)


Helpful Information for Nail Salons (Español) (中文) (한국어)


Summonses Where Your Property Was Taken Away (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)