General Jurisdiction Division

We provide a neutral forum for fair and independent resolution of matters. 

General Jurisdiction Division Information

APA Hearings

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

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

The California Administrative Procedure Act is found in the California Government Code starting at section 11370 and continuing through section 11529 and title 1 of the California Code of Regulations starting at section 1000 through section 1050. 

Calendar & Continuances

General Jurisdiction Hearing Calendar

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Calendaring at OAH

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.

Representing Yourself

Retaining OAH

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.

Motion to Continue for Unrepresented Respondent

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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Electronic Filing Email Addresses

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The Director of OAH was served with AG Opinion 14-101 on 9/28/2017

The Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings was served with Attorney General Opinion 14-101 on September 28, 2017.  A formal opinion was requested by OAH on the issues addressed in the opinion in 2013.  OAH is currently reviewing the Attorney General’s opinion and its impact on the OAH administrative hearing process.  
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