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Department of Developmental Services Hearings Calendaring   

All appeals/due process hearing requests arising out of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 4700 et seq.) and the California Early Intervention Services Act (Gov. Code, § 95000 et seq.), as well as all Residential Care Facility appeals (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 56061 et seq.) and Formal Audit appeals (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, § 50700 et seq.) should be filed initially with the OAH Statewide DDS Calendar Clerk in the Sacramento OAH office, not the local regional OAH office.

Regional Centers filing Lanterman Act Fair Hearing/Mediation Requests should use:

The Department of Developmental Services filing of Residential Facility Appeals and Audit Appeals should use:

Please send filings to the appropriate jurisdiction:

Department of Developmental Services Hearings Calendaring Offices Information

OAH Sacramento

Office of Administrative Hearings
Attn: DDS Calendar Clerk
2349 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833-4231

DDS Telephone: 916.263.0550 
DDS Fax: 916.376.6318
DDS Email: SacDDSDOR@dgs.ca.gov

OAH Los Angeles

Office of Administrative Hearings
Attn: DDS Calendar Clerk
320 West Fourth Street, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90013

DDS Telephone: 213.576.7200
DDS Fax: 916.376.6395
DDS Email: laddsincoming@dgs.ca.gov

OAH Oakland

Office of Administrative Hearings
Attn: DDS Calendar Clerk 
1515 Clay Street, Suite 206
Oakland, CA 94612

DDS Telephone: 510.622.2722
DDS Fax: 916.376.6323
DDS Email: OakFilings@dgs.ca.gov

OAH San Diego

Office of Administrative Hearings
Attn: DDS Calendar Clerk 
320 West Fourth Street, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90013

DDS Telephone: 619.525.4475
DDS Fax: 619.525.4419
DDS Email: sanfilings@dgs.ca.gov

Department of Developmental Services Hearings Calendaring

The Office of Administrative Hearings conducts the mediations under the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act for the Department of Developmental Services. These mediation services are provided to regional center consumers, including those residing in state-operated facilities, who have requested a fair hearing, and who choose to participate in mediation. The calendaring of the mediation will be handled in the same manner as the calendaring of the hearing.

Regional Centers filing Lanterman Act Mediation Requests should use: 

All requests for mediation under the Lanterman Act should be made to the jurisdiction in your area.

Please consult the OAH General Jurisdiction Calendar to confirm that a mediation or hearing is scheduled.

If you have recently requested a continuance, check the DDS Hearings Continuance Rulings webpage.