ORR History

  • The ORR is housed within Governor Snyder’s Office of Performance and Transformation (OPT).  Executive Order 2016-4, which created the OPT, consolidated the Office of Internal Audit, the Office of Regulatory Reinvention, and the Office of Good Government and Reinventing Performance in Michigan.  The core functions of each OPT office help streamline administration and improve the delivery of government services.  The ORR, empowered with all administrative rulemaking authority through EO 2011-5, is the successor of the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules, which itself was the successor to the Office of Regulatory Reform.  The Office of Regulatory Reform was created through EO 1995-6 and later codified in 1999 PA 262 as an agency charged with the duty to "review proposed rules, coordinate the processing of rules by state agencies and work with agencies to streamline the rulemaking process and to improve public access."

    Proud of our past and energized about our future, everyone at the ORR looks forward to serving you by reinventing Michigan's regulatory environment and providing easy access to your government's administrative process.


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