Settlement Offers from Enforcement Agencies

Some City enforcement agencies may offer recipients of summonses the opportunity to settle the charges or cure the charges listed on their summonses. If you accept a settlement offer from the enforcement agency you waive your right to a hearing at OATH.  In all cases, in order to accept the settlement offer you must admit to the charges, waive your right to a hearing at OATH and comply with all terms of the offer.

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Settlements and Cures:

To learn how to accept a settlement offer from DCA, please visit the DCA website. The DCA website also has information on how to submit cures to that enforcement agency.

Health Department (DOHMH) Settlements:

Settlement offers are mailed by the Health Department to eligible respondents shortly after the notice or summons is issued.


Online  You can accept and pay the settlement by logging on to NYC Business. You can pay by credit or debit card. A convenience fee will be charged.  





By Mail – You may accept and pay the settlement by sending a check or money order with the full settlement amount with the offer to:

OATH Hearings Division
Church Street Station
PO Box 4466
New York, NY 10261-4466



In Person – You can accept and pay the settlement at the OATH Hearings Division in Manhattan or Brooklyn. You can pay by check, money order, or credit or debit card at the following locations:

OATH Hearings Division
66 John Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

OATH Hearings Division 
9 Bond Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
















Please note: The OATH Hearings Division must receive your Acceptance of Settlement (online, by mail, or in person), including payment of the settlement amount in full, before your scheduled hearing. If the Acceptance of Settlement and payment are not received before the hearing date, you or a representative will be required to show up for the scheduled hearing.

Appeal Decisions

Hearings Division Rules

Glossary of Legal Terms

FAQs about the Transition of Consumer Affairs Hearings to OATH.

Enforcement/Inspection Agencies
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs