Settlements for Food Establishments

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) offers food service establishments the opportunity to settle the charges in their Notices or Summonses instead of having a hearing at OATH.

Settlement offers are mailed to food establishments shortly after the Notice or Summons is issued. To accept an offer, a food service establishment must acknowledge that the violations alleged in the NOV existed at the time of the inspection.

How to Accept a Settlement Offer from the Health Department:


Online  You can accept and pay the settlement by logging on to NYC Business Express. 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: payment of settlements must be made before the scheduled OATH Hearing. 

Summary of New Rules at the OATH Hearings Division

OATH Rules and Procedures

Health and Restaurant Decisions

Enforcement/Inspection Agencies
NYC Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene