Pay Your Summons

You will need your notice or summons number in order to pay a penalty. You may pay the penalty online, by mail, or in person. If you pay your summons on or before the hearing date, you are admitting to the charge and you waive your right to a hearing.

Pay Online   Pay Online
You may pay your summons online using a credit card, debit card, or electronic check. You will need your summons number and a service fee will be added if you choose to pay online. 
     
Hearing by Mail  

Pay by Mail
Mail a check or money order for the full amount of the fine. Do not send cash. Write your summons number on the front of the check, and make the check out to: Finance Commissioner, City of New York. Mail your check to:

                     Finance Commissioner, City of New York
                     P.O. Box 2307
                     Peck Slip Station
                     New York, NY 10272

     
In Person Hearing   Pay in Person
You may pay in person, with a check, credit card, or money order, at any OATH ECB Hearings location. You may also pay in person with cash, a check, credit card, or a money order at a Finance Business Center.


What Happens if I Don’t Pay?
If you did not pay before the hearing and you did not contest your summons by participating in a hearing then you will be found in violation of the charge by default and a higher penalty may be imposed.

If you participated in a hearing and a Hearing Officer found you in violation of the charges on the summons, you must pay the penalty imposed. OATH Hearing Officers do not have the discretion to alter or waive a penalty amount because all penalties are set by law. If you do not pay the imposed penalty, the City may file papers with the Civil Court of New York City and enter a judgment against you. The Department of Finance, the agency responsible for collecting money that is owed to the City, may also start collection activities.   


Resources
ECB Hearings OpenData Portal
ECB Board Meeting Calendar
Legal Resources
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Hearings Division Rules
Glossary of Legal Terms

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