City Institutes On-Line Hearings

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Council Speaker Quinn today announced the start of a new on-line City-service for disputing tickets.  Among its features is the ability to submit documents or pictures – so get those cell-phone cameras ready.

Parking, Red Light and Bus Lane Camera Violations can only be paid by MasterCard/VISA debit or credit cards or American Express or Discover credit cards.

All other payments can be made by MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover credit cards and electronic checks.

Credit cards issued by foreign banks are accepted. All payments must be made in US CURRENCY

Here’s the announcement:

As part of the new program, known as One-Click Hearings, residents and business owners can go online to dispute a ticket and submit supporting materials, saving them precious time and money.

This online option is available for parking and red light camera tickets administered by the NYC Department of Finance, as well as for many tickets issued by the NYC Environmental Control Board, including: 

Littering and Clean-up

  • Uncovered Receptacles 
  • Spillage from Truck/Receptacle 
  • Unauthorized Removal of Refuse 
  • Failure to Remove Canine Waste 
  • Improper Containers/Receptacles for Refuse 
  • Loose Rubbish 
  • Improper Use of DSNY Litter Basket 
  • Placement for Collection 
  • Storage of Receptacles 
  • Littering/Sweeping-Out/ Throwing-Out Materials in Public Space 
  • Exposure of Material 
  • Mixed Material 
  • Failure to Clean Sidewalks etc. 
  • Improper Disposal


  • Failure to Recycle 
  • Failure to Separate Materials Correctly 
  • Failure to use Proper Recycling Containers 
  • Failure to Remove Hinges on Discarded Refrigerators 
  • Failure to Provide Storage Area for Recyclable Material 
  • Failure to Place Bulk Metal Next to Recycling Containers 
  • Failure to Clean Recyclables 
  • Failure to Educate Residents of Building of Recycling Requirements


  •  Emission Creation 
  • Idling More than 3 Minutes 
  • Spillage from Truck/Receptacle 
  • Abandoned Vehicles in Public Space 
  • Health Dept. Issued tickets for Mobile Food Vending including those issued to commissaries, carts, temporary food vendors


  • Creating Dust 
  • Unleashed Dogs 
  • Failure to Control Dogs and Other Animals 
  • Interfering with Sanitation Department Work 
  • Standing Water
  • Snow and Ice Removal
  • Rodent and Pest Control

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