Respond to Your Ticket

You must respond to a ticket. You should respond on or before the hearing date listed on the ticket. If you do not, then you will be found “in violation” of the charge by default and a higher fine will be imposed. Below are different ways you can respond to a ticket.

Pay Your Ticket   Pay Your Ticket 
If you are not able or do not want to participate in a hearing or you want to pay a fine, there are several ways you can pay.
  ECB’s Ticket Finder helps you find information about a ticket and the ECB hearing. You can search by name, address or ticket number.
Hearing in Person   Hearing in Person
You can contest your ticket by coming to the ECB hearing at the location, date and time listed on your ticket. You do not need an attorney for ECB hearings.
Hearing by Mail   Hearing by Mail
You can contest your ticket by sending ECB a defense in writing by regular mail.
Hearing Online (One-Click Hearing)  

Hearing Online (One-Click Hearing)
You can contest your ticket by sending ECB a defense using a simple online form.

Hearing by Phone  

Hearing by Phone
You can contest your ticket by speaking to an ECB Hearing Officer over the telephone.

Reopen a Default  

Reopen a Default
There are several ways you can respond to default notices, including asking ECB for a new hearing.

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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)