Administrative Hearings Office

Present Duties

Capitol City Business Center building
The Capitol City Business Center holds the Office of Administrative Hearings in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The office was created by the Legislature in 1999 to provide an independent and impartial forum for citizens and businesses to dispute state agency actions against them. A Chief Administrative Law Judge is appointed by the governor and has independent statutory authority to manage the office. Fifty-nine professional administrative law judges hold more than 24,000 hearings a year for approximately 70 state agencies. By statute, all administrative law judges are required to be “impartial in the performance of [their] duties and shall remain fair in all hearings.” Oregon is one of 22 states with an independent central panel of administrative law judges.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14020, Salem 97309-4020
Physical Address: 4600 25th Ave NE, Suite 140, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-947-1918
Fax: 503-947-1920
Contact: John Mann, Chief Administrative Law Judge
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 183.605
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