Fight a Summons
- Latest Update: OATH offices are currently closed and OATH will not be holding in-person hearings until the state's "stay-at-home" order has been lifted. OATH is still holding remote hearings, trials, conferences and Help Center sessions. Click here to learn more. Read the updated Chief Judge’s Order.
(LAS OFICINAS DE OATH ESTÁN CERRADAS)
(OATH 사무소 폐쇄 안내)
(ОФИСЫ OATH ЗАКРЫВАЮТСЯ)
(BIURA OATH SĄ ZAMKNIĘTE)
(TOUT BIWO OATH YO FÈMEN)
(OATH کے دفاتر بند ہیں)
(FERMETURE DES BUREAUX DU OATH)
( مقرات مكتب المحاكمات الإدارية وجلسات الاستماع (OATH) مغلقة)
(OATH অফিসগুলি বন্ধ আছে)
To schedule your Hearing by Phone please email OATH at the hearing location listed on your summons:
STATEN ISLAND: RemoteSI@oath.nyc.gov
- With respect to our Hearings Divisions, OATH’s Help Center is conducting remote Help Sessions. If you are self-represented and you want assistance with your case, please visit the Help Center section of this website to learn more.
- We are accommodating all requests to reschedule cases and we have transitioned to providing the option of a telephonic hearing for all cases. Learn More
- With respect to the Trials Division, all trials that were scheduled between March 18, 2020 and May 4, 2020, with the exception of Krimstock Vehicle Seizure/Forfeitures, TLC Summary Suspensions, and TLC Drug Cases are adjourned to a later date.
Hearing in Person
You can fight your summons in person by coming to the OATH hearing at the location, date and time listed on your summons. You do not need an attorney for hearings at the OATH Hearings Division.
Hearing by Mail
You can fight your summons by sending the OATH Hearings Division a defense in writing by regular mail.
Online Hearing (One-Click Hearing)
You can fight your summons by sending OATH Hearings Division a defense using a simple online form.
Hearing by Phone
You can fight your summons by speaking to an OATH Hearing Officer over the phone.