For some summonses, you can do community service with the OATH Help Center instead of paying a fine. There are several options for completing the community service and there is no physical work or traveling involved. Please contact the Help Center by phone at (212) 436-0845 or e-mail at Csmanhattan@oath.nyc.gov if you need help to understand your choices.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN DO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MY VIOLATION?:
*You will be allowed to do community service, instead of paying a fine, only if your summons is on this list and if:
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPTIONS:
If any one of the above items is true and you would like to do community service, then you can choose one of the following options to satisfy your summons' community service requirement:
If you are ready to start your community service, please follow these next steps:
In order to complete your community service session, or to schedule an appointment to do so, you will need to provide your name, mailing address and summons number. You will need to provide a valid email address to do the community service online. Finally, you will need to have a copy of your summons or decision, which contains required information. If you are missing a copy of your summons or decision, please contact the OATH Help Center.
Online community service can be completed in several languages, but please note that certain languages may not be available for the online course. If the language you want is not available, please contact the OATH Help Center.
*Please note, OATH Help Center telephone conference and webcam community service sessions are being provided as temporary options only due to general concerns about the coronavirus, COVID-19.*