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Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules

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Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules

Pursuant to MOAHR Administrative Hearing Standard 2022-1, administrative proceedings will by default be conducted remotely, unless: (i) an administrative law judge, hearing officer, or Tax Tribunal Member determines in their discretion that all or part of a proceeding should be in person or (ii) a party submits a written request demonstrating good cause for why all or part of the proceeding should be in person and the administrative law judge, hearing officer, or Tax Tribunal Member finds the request should be granted because of accessibility limitations, specific evidentiary issues, or other unique circumstances. To further assist remote hearing participants, MOAHR has developed a Standards and Guidelines for Remote Hearings manual. This manual contains useful information and best practices relevant to the conduct of remote hearings for all practice areas within MOAHR, except for the Corrections area and the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the latter of which has its own MTT Video Hearing Guides for Participants.

Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules

The Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (MOAHR), created by EO 2019-06 and modified by EO 2019-13, is a Type I agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.  

MOAHR includes a centralized administrative hearing system with several divisions of administrative law judges, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, and the office that oversees administrative rulemaking for all state departments. 

With offices located in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, and Traverse City, MOAHR's organizational mission is to conduct administrative hearings and aid in the promulgation of rules, providing a timely, professional, sound, impartial and respectful process consistent with all legal requirements.

Are You a Veteran?

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has great diversity of licenses and regulation within its oversight. Our LARA Veteran Liaisons may be able to help you navigate through the process and programs within our Department. This is an initiative offered to veterans to receive assistance getting to the appropriate area under LARA’s authority by speaking to a LARA employee who is also a veteran.

Upon contacting the Department, you can request to speak with a LARA Veteran Liaison.  Based on up-front information provided, you will be directed to an appropriate liaison. Icon image of sergeant badge