Request a Hearing-by-Mail

To dispute your ticket by mail:

  1. Return the ticket with the reason why you believe you are not guilty checked off on the back.
  2. Attach a letter explaining why you should be found not guilty of the violation; and
  3. Attach copies of any evidence that you wish to present.
  4. Make sure to keep copies of everything that you send for your own records and mail your request to:
  • NYC Department of Finance
  • Hearings By Mail Unit
  • P.O. Box 29021
  • Cadman Plaza Station
  • Brooklyn, NY 11202-9021

Please do not send any checks or money orders to this address. To pay your ticket, see the Payments page.

Receiving Your Decision

After reviewing your mailed submission, the Administrative Law Judge's decision will be sent to you by mail. If you are asked to send additional evidence (e.g., an Adjournment), send it to the Hearings By Mail Unit at the address listed above. If you did not receive the decision in a timely manner or want an extra copy, you need to mail your request to:

  • NYC Department of Finance
  • Correspondence Unit
  • One Centre Street, 22nd Floor
  • New York, NY 10007

Please note: The address is for mailing correspondence through postal mail. Walk-ins will not be seen at this location.

Common Reasons for Ticket Disputes
Evidence Recommendations
Preparing for Your Hearing