Government Code section 11370.4 requires that all OAH costs be recovered from the agencies served. Fees typically include a filing fee for each case filed, an hourly rate for Administrative Law Judge services, and costs for requested interpreters, court reporters or electronic recordings. Fees for OAH services are pursuant to the current fiscal year's Price Book
(pdf, new window) of the Department of General Services.
If a hearing is cancelled you must notify OAH as quickly as possible. If notice is received in time to reassign the Administrative Law Judge, the time reserved for hearing will not be billed to the agency. If the Administrative Law Judge cannot be reassigned, you will be billed for the scheduled hearing time.
Court reporting firms contract with OAH as a result of a competitive bidding process, and the fees charged for court reporter services vary by geographical region. Agencies that utilize contracted court reporting firms for their hearings will be billed directly by the court reporter firm. For a full listing of current court reporting firm contracts and rates, see Court Reporter Services
. Note: In the event a hearing is canceled or continued, and court reporter services are not canceled by the close of business (5:00 p.m. PST) the business day prior to the hearing, you will incur an appearance fee of one-half day.