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How do I set an APA case for hearing at OAH?

APA cases are set for hearing at OAH by filing the following documents with the calendar clerk at the regional office of OAH: (1) a completed State Agency request to set form (OAH 21A); (2) a copy of the accusation/statement of issues/citation/pleadings; and, (3) a copy of the notice of defense/appeal/request for hearing. Agency counsel are encouraged to confer with respondents' counsel regarding available hearing dates prior to filing the request to set with OAH. You will be notified of the scheduled hearing date by e-mail or mail. 

How do I set a Local Agency case for hearing at OAH?

You must have a contract for services with the Office of Administrative Hearings in order to reserve hearing dates. For information on contracting with OAH please contact Tim Dean at (916) 263-0512. Once a contract is in place, you may reserve hearing dates by filing the following documents with the calendar clerk at the regional office of OAH: (1) a completed Local Agency request to set form (OAH 21B); (2) a copy of the accusation/statement of issues/citation/pleadings; and, (3) a copy of the notice of defense/appeal/request for hearing. Local Agency counsel are encouraged to confer with respondents' counsel regarding available hearing dates prior to filing the request to set with OAH. You will be notified of the scheduled hearing date by mail. And, you will be notified if any additional information is needed by OAH regarding the hearing.

How do I set a School District case for hearing at OAH?

School District cases are set for hearing by filing the following documents with the calendar clerk at the regional office of OAH: (1) a completed School District request to set form (OAH 21C); (2) a copy of the accusation/statement of issues/citation/pleadings; (3) a copy of the notice of defense/appeal/request for hearing. School District counsel are encouraged to confer with respondents' counsel regarding available hearing dates prior to filing the request to set with OAH. You will be notified of the scheduled hearing date by mail. And, you will be notified if any additional information is needed by OAH regarding the hearing. 

How do I set a Teacher Layoff hearing at OAH?

Teacher Layoff hearings are set by filing a completed Teacher Layoff Request to Set form request to set form (OAH 22) with the regional office of the OAH. School District counsel are encouraged to confer with respondents' counsel regarding available hearing dates prior to filing the request to set with OAH. You will be notified of the scheduled hearing date by mail. And, you will be notified if any additional information is needed by OAH regarding the hearing. 

When is an Agency Required to File with OAH the Notice of Hearing?

The Notice of Hearing should be filed with the OAH calendar clerk within five calendar days of when the agency receives notice of the case setting by OAH. 

How do I take a Case Off Calendar at OAH?

Promptly notify the calendar clerk by telephone and follow-up with a written request to remove the matter from
hearing accompanied by a copy of the "settlement, stipulation, agency order or any other paper terminating a matter before OAH, or the first page and signatures pages thereof, at the agency's discretion." (See Cal. Code Regs., tit. 1, § 1028, subd. (r).) 

What is OAH?

See About OAH for more information. 

What do I do if I want to represent myself?

See Representing Yourself for more information.

How do I get records/subpoena forms?

See Subpoena Information for more information.
NOTE: OAH Supoenas CANNOT be used in CSLB Arbitrations. 

Where can I find transcript information?

See Transcripts for more information. 

Where do I find OAH forms?

See OAH Forms for more information.

How can I arrange for OAH to perform hearing services (including mediation or arbitration) for my governmental entity?

See Retaining OAH for more information. Also, See Price Book (PDF, new window) for OAH rates. 

What is mediation?

See Mediation for more information.

How would I request security in a hearing?

All security requests should be directed to the Presiding Judge of the regional OAH office and should be made as soon as possible.

Where can I find out about other Central Panel States?

For offices similar to OAH in other states, select Central Panel States for more information.