Pay Your Ticket

You will need your ticket or ticket number in order to pay the fine. You may pay the fine online, by mail, or in person. If you pay your ticket 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 ticket online using a credit card, debit card, or electronic check. You will need your ticket 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 ticket number on the front of the check, and make the check out to: Finance Commissioner, City of New York. Mail your check to:

Environmental Control Board
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 ECB 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 ticket 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 ticket, 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, ECB 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 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
(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)