Notice Regarding Hours of Operation
SOAH’s Austin Headquarters office has reduced in-office staff to essential personnel only and will have onsite staff available to accept filings between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.
In jurisdictions where a local “shelter in place” order has been issued in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), hours of operation at local SOAH field offices may be further limited until further notice.
Telephonic hearings will continue normally, and emergency hearings will be held at SOAH facilities as necessary. Further details can be found in the Chief Administrative Law Judge’s emergency order.
Please contact SOAH’s Austin Headquarters at (512) 475-4993 during business hours if you need assistance.
Emergency Order of the SOAH Chief Administrative Law Judge
Click here for the Emergency Order of the Chief Administrative Law Judge concerning the suspension of certain live, in-person hearings related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Click here for information regarding the continuance of in-person Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearings scheduled to convene on or before May 15, 2020.
eFile Texas launched on March 3, 2020 at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Please be advised that SOAH’s legacy electronic filing system and email service is no longer available for use. For more information regarding changes to the electronic filing and service of documents at SOAH, click here.
To eFile at SOAH, click here.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings, also called SOAH, resolves disputes between Texas agencies, other governmental entities, and private citizens either through an administrative hearing or mediation. The office is separate and independent from the agencies involved in the disputes. The administrative law judges who preside over the disputes are neutral. The specific objectives of the State Office of Administrative Hearings are to:
- Conduct fair and objective administrative hearings.
- Provide fair, timely, and efficient decisions and proposals for decision.
- Offer the opportunity for parties to resolve their disputes through mediation (or alternative dispute resolution).
The mission of the State Office of Administrative Hearings is to serve as an
independent, neutral forum for the State of Texas by providing a fair and efficient hearings
process and the opportunity for alternative dispute resolution proceedings, in accordance with
Chapter 2003 of the Texas Government Code.
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