New guides for representing yourself at SOAH are available.
SOAH has proposed amendments to its ALR Rules of Procedure, 1 TAC Chapter 159. The proposed amendments and instructions for filing comments are published in the Texas Register at 41 TexReg 4367 (June 17, 2016) and may be accessed at the following link: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0617/0617prop.pdf
SOAH has proposed amendments to its Rules of Procedure, 1 TAC Chapter 155. The proposed amendments and instructions for filing comments are published in the Texas Register, 41 TexReg 3365 (May 13, 2016) and may be accessed at the following link: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0513/0513prop.pdf.
Agencies required to send copies of their final orders to SOAH pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2003.051 (see H.B. 2154, 84th R.S.) should file them in SOAH’s case information system by fax (512-322-2061) or by upload. Document upload is available by clicking the “Electronic Case Files” link at the top of this page. Call SOAH’s Docketing Department at 512-475-4993 if you need assistance.
Please click the “Electronic Case Files” link at the upper right corner of this page to access SOAH’s electronic case information system. Please use the following fax numbers for all general docket cases:
512-322-2061 - Austin
512-322-0470 - Corpus Christi
512-322-0471 - Dallas
512-322-0472 - El Paso
512-322-0473 - Fort Worth
512-322-0474 - Houston
512-322-0475 - Lubbock
512-322-0476 - San Antonio
These numbers should be used for all fax communications relating to any case other than the Department of Public Safety’s Administrative License Revocation (ALR) program. The fax numbers remain unchanged for ALR filings.
Documents containing confidential information or personal identifiers such as social security numbers or drivers’ license numbers should not be filed by fax in general docket cases. See SOAH Procedural Rules 155.101(b) and 155.413.
Click here for SOAH's procedural rules.
The mission of the State Office of Administrative Hearings is to conduct fair, prompt and efficient hearings and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings and to provide fair, logical and timely decisions.