Environmental Control Board

The Environmental Control Board (ECB) is a type of court called an administrative tribunal. It is like a court, but is not part of the state court system. At OATH's Environmental Control Board, Hearing Officers hear cases on potential violations of the laws that protect the City’s quality of life.

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Important Information on Notices of Violation issued by the Fire Department (FDNY)

If you received a ticket from the Fire Department that charges you with failing to prevent an unnecessary or unwarranted alarm (a charge of Violation Code 12 on your ticket), you may have your hearing by telephone instead of appearing in person at an ECB office. If you want to have your hearing by telephone, please call (212) 436-0777 before your scheduled hearing date to set up a time for your hearing by telephone.

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OATH ECB Tribunal Data
Find useful statistics and data about the City agencies that send ECB tickets, the types of cases filed by these enforcement agencies, and the outcome of hearings at ECB.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about hearings at ECB and how to respond to a ticket from a City agency.

In the News, Events and ECBNotes section, you can find a selection of ECB announcements.

To contact ECB Customer Service Call 1-844-OATH-NYC (1-844-628-4692).

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ECB Board Meeting Calendar
ECB Legal Resources
ECB Decisions

Ticket-Issuing Agencies
Business Integrity Commission (BIC)
Department of Buildings (DOB)
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Fire Department (FDNY)
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)
Department of Parks
& Recreation (DPR)

Police Department (NYPD)
Department of Sanitation

Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
Department of Transportation (DOT)