In-Person Hearing

You can contest your ticket at an in-person hearing on the date, time, and location listed on your ticket.

 

 

Below is a short video that will show you how an in-person hearing at ECB works.

Your Hearing
Be sure to bring any documents or witnesses to support your case. When you arrive, check in at the reception area. A Hearing Officer will call your name and will take you to a hearing room. If you brought witnesses with you, they should go with you into the hearing room. There may be a person who works for the City agency that gave you the ticket in the room.

All hearings are recorded. The Hearing Officer will introduce him or herself and will explain how things will be done. If someone from the issuing agency is present, that person will talk first. You are allowed to ask questions. When the person from the agency is finished, you will have a chance to state your case. You can ask the Hearing Officer to consider evidence or a witness’s testimony. When everyone is finished, the Hearing Officer will end the hearing.

Translation Services 
Free translation services are available at all hearings.

The Hearing Officer's Decision
All decisions are sent by mail to both sides, within 30 days of the hearing.


Resources
ECB 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
(DoITT)

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

Police Department (NYPD)
Department of Sanitation
(DSNY)

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