Effective September 8, 2017, the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) began using a browser-based secure file transfer system for electronic filing and service of case-related documents. OAH Secure e-File replaces OAH’s current method of sending and receiving documents through email attachments. In addition, OAH will begin delivering electronic copies of documents through OAH Secure e-File. We will have a two month transitional period, during which the OAH Secure e-File will be working, but we will continue to accept documents filed by email and fax. After the transitional period, OAH Secure e-File will be the only method for electronic filing with OAH.
Parties or attorneys will create a password-protected free account at OAH Secure e-File, and will use that account for both sending documents to OAH and receiving documents from OAH.
OAH Secure e-File will be mandatory for all government agencies and attorneys. It will be optional for self-represented parties. OAH will continue to accept hard copy documents by mail or personal delivery from self-represented parties after OAH Secure e-File is operational. Self-represented parties who opt not to use OAH Secure e-File will receive copies of notices and documents from OAH by regular mail.
After the transitional period, OAH will no longer accept fax or email copies of documents from parties, will not send email attachments to parties, and will no longer send documents to parties by fax.