You can report misconduct of an administrative law judge or hearing officer to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), the Administrative Justice Coordinator (AJC) in the Office of the Mayor, or the tribunal where the administrative law judge or hearing officer serve.
Examples of judicial misconduct include:
- Bias, prejudice, and unequal treatment
- Conflicts of interest
- Unethical activities, such as bribery
- Unprofessional, discourteous, and uncooperative behavior
You can make a complaint online against City administrative law judges or tribunals for the following agencies:
- Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (including the Environmental Control Board)
- Office of Administrative Tax Appeals (including the Tax Appeals Tribunal)
- Department of Finance Adjudication Division
- New York Police Department
Download the Rules of Conduct for NYC Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers.
If you disagree with a hearing outcome or decision, you should file an appeal, not a complaint.
Make a complaint about a City tribunal judge.
Download and mail a completed complaint form or mail a written letter that includes:
- Your name
- Contact information
- The judge or hearing officer's name
- The name (agency) of the tribunal
- Summons/Notice of Violation Number
- Details of your complaint
Download a Law Judge Complaint Form.
Administrative Justice Coordinator
One Centre St., Room 1012N
New York, N.Y. 10007
Chief Administrative Law Judge
Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007