SOAH Closed for Independence Day
SOAH will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The agency will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 8am.
SOAH Transition to New Administrative Case Tracking System (ACTS)
June 8, 2022: Due to SOAH’s transition to a new Administrative Case Tracking System May 26 - June 2, the SOAH Chief Clerk’s Office is experiencing a delay in its ability to process the acceptance of some case filings at this time. For more information, click here.
eFile Texas for SOAH Driver’s License Hearings
Please review SOAH’s Interim Operating and Transition Plan for more information.
New Public Case File Search
SOAH is now using re:SearchTX as its online tool for searching general docket case files.
We are also aware that certain ALR Hearing Schedule information published on SOAH’s website may not be updated with the latest information contained in DPS Notices of Hearing. Efforts are continuing to ensure proper integration of DPS hearings data with SOAH systems. Please refer to the actual notice of hearing issued in your case to ensure that you have the latest information.
We appreciate your courtesy and patience as we continue to complete the transition from SOAH’s legacy systems to a more modern cloud-based platform. Please contact the Chief Clerk’s Office at 512.475.4993 if you require immediate assistance regarding scheduling or filings for an emergency hearing during this time.
eFile Texas - Beginning June 1, 2022, SOAH will require attorneys and the Texas Department of Public Safety to submit ALR case filings and documentary evidence electronically by use of eFile Texas. Mail, email, and fax submissions will be discontinued except for limited use by self-represented / pro se parties.
April 20, 2022 -- The Chief Administrative Law Judge has issued a General Order Relating to the Submission of Exhibits that affects all general docket hearings scheduled to occur May 1, 2022 or later. Consistent with SOAH’s Interim Operating and Transition Plan, the order supersedes any prior emergency/COVID-19 related orders requiring the pre-filing of exhibits 10-days prior the scheduled hearing date, and provides new instructions for the electronic submission and filing of exhibits.
All referring agencies and participants in hearings at SOAH are encouraged to read and familiarize themselves with SOAH’s Interim Operating and Transition Plan, as it includes important information about current operations and upcoming changes to hearings at SOAH.