Administrative Hearings Office

Capitol City Business Center building
The Capitol City Business Center holds the Office of Administrative Hearings in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20180329-3007​)

Present Duties

The office provides 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. Sixty-four 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.
Agenc​y Website​

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14020, Salem 97309-4020
Telephone: 503-947-1918
Email: rema.a.bergin@employ.oregon.gov
Contact: Rema Bergin, Executive Assistant to Chief Administrative Law Judge

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 183.605

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