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Transit Adjudication Bureau

We process summonses issued to people who have allegedly violated one or more of the rules governing conduct in the New York City Transit system.
For general inquiries regarding a violation, contact the Transit Adjudication Bureau Inquiry Unit.

What we do

We handle violations issued by officers who enforce our rules of conduct. Violations include prohibited conduct such as fare evasion, smoking, or interfering with the movement of a transit vehicle.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Transit Adjudication Bureau.


Contact the Transit Adjudication Bureau

By phone

For general inquiries regarding a violation, you may contact the Transit Adjudication Bureau Inquiry Unit at (347) 643-5805.

For questions concerning payment of a fine, you may contact the Collection Unit at (347) 643-5817. 

By mail

Inquires in writing must be sent to:

Transit Adjudication Bureau
P.O. Box 29133
Brooklyn, NY 11202-9133

How to get to the Transit Adjudication Bureau

The Transit Adjudication Bureau is located in Downtown Brooklyn at 29 Gallatin Pl., 3rd Floor (between Livingston St. & Fulton St.), Brooklyn, NY 11201. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You may pay a fine between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. You may appear for a hearing between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Transit Adjudication Bureau is close to several subway and bus lines:

  •  2, 3 to Hoyt St
  • 4, 5 to Nevins St or Borough Hall
  • A, C, and G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
  • A, C, and F to Jay St-Borough Hall
  • B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B61, and B67 buses

Language services

If you are not able to communicate effectively in the English language, interpreter services will be made available to you at no cost. TAB utilizes a service plan that provides over-the-phone interpretation translation in more than 170 languages. This service is available to TAB respondents in need of language translation during a hearing, while seeking assistance in the reception area or while contacting TAB via the phone.

American Sign Language interpreters are immediately available upon request at no cost for deaf respondents communicating with TAB, including, but not limited to, the conducting of the hearing. The American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services are available via our Video Remote Interpretation Application.

Contact Information

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Hours of Operation
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Mailing Address

Transit Adjudication Bureau
P.O. Box 29133
Brooklyn, NY 11202-9133

Physical Address

29 Gallatin Place
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201