Michigan Administrative Hearing System Frequently Asked Questions

  • DISCLAIMER: The answers provided are not meant to be considered as legal advice.

    1. How do I contact MOAHR?

    For the main office please call 517-335-2484. There is also often a local hearing site phone and fax number listed on the Notice of Hearing.

    2. How do I submit a FOIA request?

    LARA FOIA Request

    3. How does the media request to attend a hearing?

    ​MOAHR Media Policy

    4. Who will hear my appeal?

    An Administrative Law Judge from MOAHR will hear your appeal.

    5. How will I be notified of a hearing date after I have filed my Request for Hearing?

    A Notice of Hearing will be sent to you at the contact information you provide on your appeal. The Notice of Hearing will include the date, time and location of the scheduled hearing. It is your responsibility to notify MOAHR if your contact information changes.

    6. Where will my hearing be held?

    Your Notice of Hearing will indicate whether your hearing will be conducted via telephone or in-person at a specific hearing location.

    7. What if I cannot attend my hearing?

    Each case type has different rules governing their processes. Please consult the rules for your case type regarding this question.

    8. Do I have to have an attorney for my hearing?

    Each case type has different rules governing their processes. Please consult the rules for your case type regarding this question.

    9. What should I bring to the hearing? Do I bring witnesses, documents, or both?

    Each case type has different rules governing their processes. Please consult the rules for your case type regarding this question.

    10. How will I be notified of the Decision?

    In most cases the Administrative Law Judge will not make a decision regarding your case at the hearing. You will receive a written Proposal for Decision, Final Order, or a Decision and Order from MOAHR.

    11. What if I disagree with the Proposal for Decision, Final Order or a Decision and Order?

    Please refer to the instructions at the end of the order to determine what your next steps would be if you disagree with the decision made in your case.

    12. What if I need a disability accommodation to effectively participate in a hearing or the hearing process?

    You may request a disability accommodation by filling out the form here or by contacting the MOAHR main office at (517) 335-2484. Disability Accomodation Form

    13. What if I need a subpoena?

    Each case type has different rules governing their processes. Please consult the rules for your case type regarding this question. If subpoenas are allowed, this form may be filled out and submitted to MOAHR. Request for Subpoena Form