What are OATH violations?

In New York City, OATH stands for the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. OATH violations refer to violations that are adjudicated through the OATH tribunal. These violations can encompass a wide range of infractions, including those related to building codes, health and safety regulations, quality of life issues, and more.

OATH adjudicates violations issued by various city agencies, including but not limited to:

  1. New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)
  2. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  3. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
  4. New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
  5. New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 6. New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)

When a violation is issued by one of these agencies, the recipient typically has the option to contest the violation or admit to it and pay the associated penalties. If the violation is contested, a hearing is scheduled at OATH, where an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will hear arguments and evidence from both sides and make a determination regarding the violation.

OATH violations can result in fines, penalties, or other enforcement actions, depending on the severity of the violation and the circumstances of the case. It’s important for individuals and businesses to be aware of their rights and responsibilities when facing OATH violations and to seek legal counsel if necessary to navigate the adjudication process effectively.

Do you have an open violation on your property? Contact us today to explore the most effective steps forward at info@stonecoreinc.com.

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