Hearings Office (OAH)

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 (HRS) Chapters 91 and 92. Additional matters heard by the Office of Administrative Hearings include:

  • Medical inquiries under the provisions of HRS Section 671-11 et seq. (the Medical Inquiry and Conciliation Panel) beginning January 1, 2013;
  • Tort claims against design professionals under the provisions of HRS Chapter 672B (the Design Claim Conciliation Panel);
  • Disputes arising from the State’s procurement laws pursuant to HRS Chapter 103D;
  • Contested case hearings involving the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawai’i; and
  • Disputes among manufacturers, distributors, or dealers of motor vehicles covered by Part II of HRS Chapter 437.


Filing Documents with OAH

In person or by mail at:
Office of Administrative Hearings
335 Merchant Street, Suite 100
Honolulu, HI 96813

(Please provide the original plus one copy of your document; include additional copies along with a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have a file-stamped copy returned to you).

Electronically at:
[email protected]
[email protected] (for MICP/DCCP matters)

If applicable, a file-stamped copy of the document will be returned to you by email upon request.

Filing Fees

If a filing fee is required, payment of the filing fee shall accompany the filing of a request for administrative hearing or inquiry/claim (MICP/DCCP).  If filing electronically, a copy of your check shall be emailed to OAH along with your filing, and the check shall be deposited in the mail within 2 business days of the filing.  For MICP/DCCP matters, the inquiry or claim shall be rejected if payment is not received within five business days of filing the inquiry or claims

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