We are substantially limiting the number of in-person hearings being held by our office. Until further notice, the Office of Administrative Hearings will hold all scheduled hearings by telephone to the extent allowed by law.
In most cases, in-person hearings can be converted to phone hearings or postponed. If you are scheduled for an in-person hearing and wish to have the hearing postponed or held by phone please contact our office as soon as possible at the number listed on your notice of hearing.
Telephone hearings will be held as scheduled. However, if there are exigent circumstances that prevent you from participating in a scheduled telephone hearing, please contact our office as soon as possible to request a postponement.
We are closely monitoring developments and will resume in-person hearings, subject to social distancing protocols when conditions warrant.
Guide for Virtual Hearings by Video Conference
Virtual hearings allow hearing participants to attend hearings remotely. The OAH uses Cisco Webex as its virtual hearing platform. Webex meetings allow for the parties, their representatives, and the ALJ to engage interactively through video or audio conference technology. Detailed instructions for participating in a virtual hearing are included here.
The Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee
OAH Strategic Plan 2017
Office of Administrative Hearings
Main Phone Number
Unemployment Hearings - 503-947-1531
DHS Hearings - 503-947-1503
DMV Hearings - 503-947-1923
Child Support Hearings - 503-947-1921
Agencies, Boards & Commissions - 503-947-1923
To request an Unemployment Insurance Hearing please contact the Employment Department:
Phone – 877-345-3484
Fax – 503-947-1335
Contact Us Form – select Request a hearing / file an appeal, then under “Issue Description"
• provide the administrative decision number or issue you are appealing
• the mailing date of the administrative decision you're appealing, and
• a brief description of why you are appealing