Hearings Office (OAH)


Effective September 19, 2022 and until further notice, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Medical Inquiry and Conciliation Panel (MICP), and the Design Claim Conciliation Panel (DCCP) (collectively referred to as OAH) will be open for office business, including the filing of documents, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All hearings, conferences and other proceedings will be held as scheduled by telephone or video conference unless otherwise ordered by the presiding Hearings Officer or Panel Chair.

Parties are encouraged to submit all briefs, motions, responses, records, requests for administrative hearings, and other documents, along with any questions, to OAH by emailing to [email protected] or [email protected] (for MICP/DCCP matters). If applicable, a file-stamped copy of the document will be returned to you by email upon request. If you are mailing a document to OAH, the original and one copy of the document should be sent to 335 Merchant Street, Suite 100, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Please include additional copies along with a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have a file-stamped copy of the document returned to you.

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 claim.

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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;
  • Contesting 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.


If your inquiry involves the registration of a business entity or a business name, please send your questions to [email protected].

If your inquiry involves the application for, or renewal/status of, a professional license application, please send your question to [email protected].

If your inquiry is intended for the Insurance Division or Insurance Commissioner, you may send your questions to [email protected].