Hearings Office (OAH)

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of consumers, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices will be closed to the public through Thursday, April 30th or until further notice.

During this period of office closure, no walk-in services will be available and the public is strongly encouraged to use our online services. For a full listing of online services go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Due to the current public health emergency, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Medical Inquiry and Conciliation Panel and the Design Claims Conciliation Panel, will be closed for normal business operations from March 20, 2020 thru April 30, 2020.  During this period, messages may be left by calling (808) 586-2828 or by email at [email protected].  We will make every attempt to respond to your messages as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

The Office of Administrative Hearings is responsible for conducting administrative hearings and issuing recommended or final decisions for all divisions within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs that are required to provide contested case hearings pursuant to the provisions of Hawai`i Revised Statutes Chapters 91 and 92.Additional matters heard by the Office of Administrative Hearings include: 1) medical inquiries under the provisions of Hawaii Revised Statutes § 671-11 et seq. (the Medical Inquiry and Conciliation Panel) beginning January 1, 2013; 2) tort claims against design professionals under the provisions of Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 672B (the Design Claim Conciliation Panel); 3) disputes arising from the State’s procurement laws pursuant to Hawai`i Revised Statutes Chapter 103D; 4) contested case hearings involving the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii; and 5) disputes among manufacturers, distributors, or dealers of motor vehicles covered by Part II of Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 437.