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Appeal a Decision Online

The easiest way to appeal a decision is by using OATH's universal online Appeal Application form because it will send the appeal at the same time to both the Hearings Division Appeals Unit and the agency that issued you the summons.  If you do not file your appeal online, there will be extra steps you need to take to file your appeal by mail.

You must submit your online appeal within 30 days of the date of the decision handed to you, or 35 days of the mailing date if the decision was mailed to you.

*To address general concerns about the coronavirus, COVID-19, OATH is temporarily extending deadlines for filing appeals.*

The time for a Respondent to file an appeal of an OATH hearing decision issued on or after February 19, 2020, has been temporarily increased to 60 days from the date of the hearing decision, or 65 days if the hearing decision was mailed.

The electronic Appeal Application form is available below.

When you have completed the application, click the Submit button at the end of the form to finalize and submit the Appeal Application form to the Appeals Unit.

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