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APA Hearings

Laws Governing Formal Hearings under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA)

Both Statutes and Regulations determine the procedure for formal APA hearings. 

You may also search for a particular portion of the APA statutes, Government Code section 11500 et seq., on the Official California Legislative Information page (outside link, new window). General adjudication provisions of the APA begin at Government Code section 11370.
Calendar & Continuances

General Jurisdiction Hearing Calendar

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Hearings Continuance Rulings

If you have recently filed a motion to continue the hearing date in your case, you may find out whether or not the motion has been granted by using this feature. You must know your OAH case number.
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The Office of Administrative Hearings' services, including administrative hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and other dispute resolution processes conducted by experienced Administrative Law Judges, are available to State and local agencies throughout California.

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Electronic Filing at OAH

Electronic Filing at the Office of Administrative Hearings

Beginning September 3, 2013, OAH will require all General Jurisdiction (not Special Education) case documents filed by governmental entities with our Sacramento and Oakland offices to be submitted electronically.  Please visit the Electronic Filing at the Office of Administrative Hearings webpage for additional information.

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