OATH’s goal is to provide easy access to fair and timely hearings. Many people feel more comfortable defending themselves by speaking to a judge directly, rather than writing a letter to contest a Notice of Violation (NOV) by mail. OATH also understands that coming to an in-person hearing may be inconvenient and costs recipients of tickets time and money. For these reasons, the Health Tribunal now offers the option of having a hearing over the phone. Most newly-issued tickets will meet the requirements for a Hearing-by-Phone.
The following types of NOVs are NOT eligible for a Hearing-by-Phone:
- Day Care
- Lead Paints
- Water Tanks
- Vital Statistics
- Window Guards
- Cases with hearings dates that have passed
To find out more about Hearings-by-Phone or to schedule a Hearing-by-Phone, please call (212) 436-0817.