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.

Featured News

Upcoming Events
Small Business Forum: How to Respond to Notices & Summonses (in PDF)
On October 27, 2015, OATH and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will co-host Building Bridges for Small Businesses, an event for small businesses who are interested in learning about how to respond to Notices and Summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies. View the event flyer (in PDF) for more details and to learn how to RSVP.

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)