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Hearing by Phone

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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. Click here to learn how to request an in-person hearing or how to request your hearing by phone. The easiest way to schedule your Hearing by Phone is to fill out this online request form.

To reduce wait times on the day of your hearing, once you have called to check in you may opt to receive a call back once your hearing is ready to proceed.

The easiest way to schedule your Hearing by Phone is to fill out this online request form.

Or you can schedule your hearing by sending an email to OATH. If you choose to send an email, please contact OATH at the hearing location listed on your summons:

  • Brooklyn cases: RemoteBKLYN@oath.nyc.gov
  • Bronx cases: RemoteBronx@oath.nyc.gov
  • Manhattan cases: RemoteManhattan@oath.nyc.gov
  • Queens cases: RemoteLIC@oath.nyc.gov
  • Staten Island cases: RemoteSI@oath.nyc.gov

In your email, you must include the following four (4) pieces of information:

  • All summons numbers for the summonses you want to have a Hearing by Phone;
  • Respondent’s name, as it appears on the summons(es);
  • If you are not the respondent named on the summons, tell us your relationship to the respondent; and
  • A valid phone number where you can be contacted to schedule your Hearing by Phone.

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 how to contact them.

What is a Hearing by Phone?

A Hearing by Phone allows you to fight the summons by telling a Hearing Officer over the phone why you think the charges on a summons should be dismissed. You will have the opportunity to email documents to OATH during your Hearing by Phone to support your case. For example:

  • If you are fighting the summons because you did not own the property on the date the summons was issued, you may want to submit a copy of the deed.
  • If the person named on the summons was deceased on the date the summons was issued, you may want to submit a copy of the death certificate.
  • If you are fighting the summons because you did not own the vehicle on the date the summons was issued, you may want to submit a copy of the sale records.