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

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.

Quick Links

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

Newsletters

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

Press

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

Resources
The Center for Creative Conflict Resolution

Administrative Judicial Institute (AJI)