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Fight a Summons

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  • 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.

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.

Outreach Infographic

Download the above “Responding to a Summons at OATH” informational brochure in full here: (English) (Español) (اللغة العربية) (বাংলা) (中文) (Français) (Kreyòl) (한국어) (Polskie) (Русском) (اردو)