Welcome to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH)

OATH is an independent administrative law court that conducts nearly 300,000 hearings each year.  Our mission is to provide fair and timely hearings and trials. OATH oversees the operations of four divisions: the Trials Division, the Hearings Division, the Environmental Control Board, and the Taxi & Limousine Tribunal. It also offers training services through the Administrative Judicial Training Institute and mediation services through the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution.

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Upcoming Events

Small Business Forum in Staten Island: How to Respond to Notices & Summonses 
On February 10, 2016, OATH will host the second event in a series that it is calling Building Bridges for Small Businesses. The first event was hosted in Brooklyn and this event will take place in Staten Island. The event is for small businesses who are interested in learning about how to respond to Notices and Summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies.  You can view the event flyer (in PDF) for more details. The next Building Bridges for Small Businesses will take place in Queens in June. More details will be available on this website closer to the date of the event.

Quick Links

Final OATH Tribunal Rule (in PDF)
This rule modifies OATH's procedural rules to streamline processes, provide greater efficiency and consistency across tribunals and give OATH the flexibility to transfer or allow new types of cases to be made returnable to OATH in the future.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about hearings at the Hearings Division, Taxi & Limousine Tribunal, and Environmental Control Board


Find summaries of recent recommendations issued by judges from the OATH Tribunal in BENCHNotes. Find ECB announcements and interesting appeal case summaries in ECBNotes.


Find press announcements, OATH Annual Reports, and other information.
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NYC Rules

The Center for Creative Conflict Resolution

Administrative Judicial Institute (AJI)