Department of Child Support Services Hearings

Commencing January 1, 2010, the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) will be conducting all state-level hearings in the Complaint Resolution Program for the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). The DCSS and OAH entered into an interagency agreement for this purpose. Pursuant to the interagency agreement, hearings will be conducted within 45 days of the date that OAH receives the case documents sent to them by DCSS. In order to assist in expediting the hearings for cases that have been collected by the DCSS thus far, OAH will initially conduct all state hearings by telephone.

Participants in these hearings should read the requirements for hearings conducted before OAH under the DCSS FAQs (PDF, new window).

DCSS Hearings Contact information

Office of Administrative Hearing
Attn: DCSS Calendar Clerk
2349 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833-4231
OAH Secure e-File

Link to the Department of Child Support Services (outside link, new window).

Please consult the OAH website calendar to confirm that a mediation or hearing is scheduled.


FAQs about Department of Child Support Services State Hearings conducted by the Office of Administrative Hearings. 

The FAQs document outlines procedures which OAH will be using initially to conduct DCSS state-level hearings. Because OAH has just begun handling these hearings, the process may be refined in the months ahead. If so, any changes will be reflected in an updated FAQs document and the sample Proof of Service (POS).

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