Texas

State Office of Administative Hearings

300 W. 15th Street, Suite 504
Austin TX 78701
Phone: 512.475.4993
Email:questions@soah.state.tx.us

Driver's License Hearings Forms

Please reference Driver's License Filing Information for instructions on how to file Driver's License Hearings forms.

Motion Forms for Self-Represented Litigants

General Instructions

  • All forms must include the case number, case name, hearing date and time, and location as those items appear on the Notice of Hearing.
  • The other party must be sent a copy of any filed motion.
Name Instructions
Motion for Continuancepdf icon
  • This form is used if the hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings needs to be rescheduled for a legitimate reason by a self-represented litigant.
  • Before filing the motion, the other party must be asked if they object to the motion. Their response should be included in the motion.
  • Three alternative dates for rescheduling the hearing must be provided
  • Please note that, until the Motion for Continuance is granted by the administrative law judge, the hearing will remain set for the originally scheduled date and time.
Motion to Set Aside Defaultpdf icon
  • This form is used by self-represented litigants that failed to appear at a State Office of Administrative Hearing and a default order was entered against them.
  • Good cause must be shown for setting the default order aside and reopening the hearing.
  • Before filing the motion, the other party must be asked if they object to the motion. Their response should be included in the motion.
  • A motion requesting the default order be set aside must be filed within ten business days of the default (1 Tex. Admin Code § 159.213).

Subpoena Forms

Please reference Driver's License Subpoenas for more detailed guidance on filing subpoenas, including deadlines.

Name Instructions
Driver's License Subpoenapdf icon
  • This form is to be used by an attorney who is authorized to practice law in the Texas.
  • Attorneys may issue up to two subpoenas using this form.
  • The first subpoena is to compel the presence of the peace officer who was primarily responsible for the defendant’s stop or initial detention.
  • The second subpoena is to compel the peace officer primarily responsible for finding probable cause to arrest the defendant.
  • Please note that if the same officer was responsible for both the defendant’s stop and arrest, the attorney may issue only one subpoena using this form.
  • This form must be served at least five days before the hearing.
ALJ-Issued Subpoena Requestpdf icon
  • This form is to be used by a self-represented litigant or an attorney who has already issued the maximum number of subpoenas allowed.
  • This form must be filed with the administrative law judge (ALJ) no later than ten days before the hearing.
  • A copy of this form must be sent to the Department of Public Safety attorney at the same time the request is filed with the local State Office of Administrative Hearings office.
  • A subpoena using this form must be served at least five days before the hearing.
  • After a subpoena is served upon a witness, the return of service must be filed at the State Office of Administrative Hearings at least three days prior to the hearing.
  • A copy of the return of service must be sent to the opposing party.
Driver's License Witness Fee Calculation Sheetpdf icon
  • This form is used to calculate the reimbursement owed to a subpoenaed witness.
  • This form provides guidance for calculating the witness and mileage fees.
Driver's License Witness Fee Certification pdf icon
  • This form is used to certify that the witness fee or money order was mailed to a subpoenaed witness that appeared at the hearing.
  • This form should only be used if the hearing was conducted telephonically.
  • This form must be submitted to the State Office of Administrative Hearings within one day of the conclusion of the hearing.
  • A copy of this form must be sent to the opposing party at the time it is filed at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

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