NYC OATH assists Addabbo's constituents and local businesses with NYC summonses issues

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

December 29, 2021

On Thursday, December 16, over a dozen constituents came to Senator Joseph P. Addabbo’s office to receive assistance from the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings on their New York City summonses. In addition to helping local residents, Addabbo and John Castelli, the Deputy Commissioner for Legislative Affairs at OATH, visited local businesses to let them know that OATH would be able to help them in the event that they get any summonses from any New York City agency. Addabbo thanked OATH for visiting his district and providing his constituents with this helpful information.

OATH is New York City’s central, independent administrative law court. OATH has two divisions that are responsible for adjudicating City matters: the OATH Trials Division and the OATH Hearings Division.

The OATH Trials Division adjudicates a wide range of issues that can be referred by any City agency, board or commission. The cases it handles includes employee discipline and disability hearings for civil servants, Conflicts of Interest Board cases, proceedings related to the retention of seized vehicles by the police, City-issued license and regulatory enforcement, real estate, zoning and loft law violations, City contract disputes and human rights violations under the City Human Rights Law.

While the OATH Hearings Division holds hearings on summonses issued by 25 different City enforcement agencies for alleged violations of law or City rules including the Departments of Buildings, Sanitation, Environmental Protection, Consumer and Worker Protection, Health and Mental Hygiene and the Taxi and Limousine Commission, among others, as well as summonses from certain non-City entities such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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