File a Complaint

Complaint About a New York City Tribunal

If you have a complaint concerning your treatment by a New York City tribunal, including the judge or hearing officer or any other member of the staff, you should contact the head of the tribunal or the Administrative Justice Coordinator:

Administrative Justice Coordinator
(212) 788-9394
Email

New York City Tribunal Heads
Chief ALJ
Office of Administrative
Trials and Hearings
100 Church Street,
12th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Director of Adjudication
Division
Department of Consumer
Affairs
66 John Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Chief Administrator
Department of Education
Impartial Hearing Office
131 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Executive Director
Environmental Control Board
66 John Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Chief ALJ
Department of Finance
Adjudications Division
66 John Street, 3d Floor
New York, NY 10038
Chief Hearing Officer
New York City Housing Authority
Applicant Appeals Unit
250 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Chief Hearing Officer
New York City Housing
Authority
Office of Impartial Hearings
250 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
President
New York City Tax Appeals
Tribunal & New York City
Tax Commission
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007

If you disagree with the judge's decision in your case - even if you think the decision is wrong or unfair - that's not a reason to make a complaint against an administrative law judge or hearing officer. However, you may be able to appeal the decision and have another judge or officer check to see that it's correct and fair. Rules on appeals vary from tribunal to tribunal. Check with the tribunal handling your case or contact the Administrative Justice Coordinator's office for further information. AJC website.

If you are complaining that an administrative law judge or hearing officer violated the Rules of Conduct for Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers of the City of New York, you should fill out a Complaint Form (in PDF) and send it:

  • by Email
  • or by United States mail to either:

Administrative Justice Coordinator
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
(212) 788-9394

OR

Chief Administrative Law Judge
Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10007

If you have information about a City employee engaged in illegal behavior, you should contact the Department of Investigation:

City of New York
Department of Investigation
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
(212) 825-5900
Department of Investigation Website


NYC Rules