Administrative Hearings Office
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.
Mailing Address: PO Box 14020, Salem 97309-4020
Physical Address: 4600 25th Ave NE, Suite 140, Salem 97301
Contact: Monica Whitaker, Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge
Legal & Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS 183