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    OATH is only holding in-person trials or hearings when requested and approved in advance. Most hearings are being conducted by telephone. Click here to learn how to respond to your summons with a remote hearing or request a hearing in person.

Special Education Hearing Division

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    OATH’s newest division provides impartial due process hearings where parents can challenge a DOE decision relating to the adequacy of the special education services offered to their child or seek tuition reimbursement for the costs of a private education that provides their child with necessary services.


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    OATH and the Mayors Office of Nightlife launch MEND NYC a mediation program to address quality of life disputes between hospitality industry establishments and their neighbors.

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    You do not need a lawyer to represent you at OATH hearings but if you need help understanding why you received a City summons and how to respond to it, you can contact the OATH Help Center online or visit a Help Center in person. There is a Help Center at all OATH Hearings Division locations. No appointment is necessary; just walk in during regular business hours.

Find Copies of Summonses
and Case Status Information

You can search for a summons, see a copy of the summons, and find your OATH hearing date by using the OATH Summons Finder. You can search for this information by name, address or the summons number.

Go to the Summons Finder

Note: Summonses issued to for hire vehicles or restaurants, and summonses issued by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection are not currently available using the Summons Finder. You can find case status information for all types of summonses using the OATH Hearings Division Case Status Open Data Set.