General Hearings Forms

Please reference General Hearings Filing Information for guidance on how to file general hearings forms.

Motion Forms for Self-Represented Litigants

General Instructions

  • All forms must include the State Office of Administrative Hearings docket 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 Continuance pdf 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 Compel pdf icon
  • This form is used by a self-represented litigant when the other party does not provide information requested in discovery.
  • A reasonable attempt to resolve the dispute with the other party must be made prior to filing a motion to compel.
  • The specific interrogatories and/or requests for production objected to by the other party must be attached to the motion.
  • An explanation as to why the requested information and/or document is relevant to the case must be included in the motion.
Motion to Set Aside Default pdf icon
  • This form is used by self-represented litigants that fail to appear at a State Office of Administrative Hearing, resulting in a default order being entered against them.
  • Good cause must be shown for setting aside the default order and reopening the hearing.
  • Before filing the motion, the opposing 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 § 155.101).

Subpoenas

Name Instructions
Subpoena pdf icon
  • This form is used by an attorney or self-represented litigant to request the production of documents or to request that a witness to appear for a deposition or hearing.
  • The State Office of Administrative Hearings is authorized to issue subpoenas in the following types of cases only (1 Tex. Admin Code § 155.257) :
    • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    • Public Utility Commission
    • Texas Department of Motor Vehicles licensing cases

Appraisal Review Board (ARB) Forms

Name Instructions
Notice of Appeal by Property Owner pdf icon
  • This form is used by a property owner who disagrees with an order of an Appraisal Review Board.
  • This form must be completed and filed with the chief appraiser of your county and must include a $1,500 deposit payable to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Please reference Appraisal Review Board for more information.
Request to Docket ARB Hearing pdf icon
  • This form is used by a referring agency to request that an Appraisal Review Board Hearing be scheduled.

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