Hearing by Mail

A Hearing by Mail allows you to contest charges by sending a written defense to ECB. You may include other documents to support your case. The defense must be signed and notarized.

Are You Allowed to Have a Hearing by Mail?
Enter the violation code below to learn if you are allowed to have a Hearing by Mail. If your code is not found, you must appear in person.
Get help finding your code (in PDF)      Sign, notarize, and send the defense before the hearing date to the following address:

Environmental Control Board
Mail Unit
66 John Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Translation Services
If you feel more comfortable writing your defense in a language other than English, please do so. OATH’s Environmental Control Board will have your written defense translated into English before it is given to the Hearing Officer assigned to your case. All translation services are provided by OATH free of charge.

The Hearing Officer's Decision
You will get the hearing officer's decision in the mail within 30 days.

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