The State Office of Administrative Hearings generally handles two types of hearings:
Driver’s license hearings, also known as Administrative License Revocation or ALR hearings, are administrative drivers’ license suspension hearings referred by the Texas Department of Public Safety under the Administrative License Revocation program. In these hearings, a driver has been arrested for driving while intoxicated and has requested a hearing on the proposed suspension by the Texas Department of Public Safety of his or her driver’s license.
The hearing determines the following:
Please refer to the Driver's License Hearings Schedule to view scheduled driver's license hearings by docket number or location.
For information regarding representing oneself in an driver's license hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings, please refer to Representing Yourself at the State Office of Administrative Hearings: Driver’s License Hearings.
General hearings, also known as contested case or general docket hearings, include cases in which a State of Texas agency decides to take certain action against a person or business. In these cases, the law often allows the person or business to request an administrative hearing to challenge the agency’s action.
When a hearing is requested, the agency refers, or sends, the case to the State Office of Administrative Hearings for the hearing. After the case is referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the referring agency will send a notice of hearing to the person or business notifying them of when and where the hearing will be held.
Please refer to the General Hearings Schedule to view the schedule of general hearings.
For information regarding representing yourself in a general hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings, please refer to Representing Yourself at the State Office of Administrative Hearings: General Hearings.
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