Welcome to the AHC Case Search!

In February of 2016, the Administrative Hearing Commission upgraded its electronic case management system.  This required an electronic data conversion of over 15,000 documents, 3,200 contacts and 3,100 tasks.

With the data conversion, decisions from cases filed before February 17, 2016 are currently not available online. The AHC is in the process of creating a database of these decisions that will be available on our website soon. During this transition, please call 751-2422 for assistance in obtaining copies of decisions. Thank you for your patience while we complete this electronic upgrade.

For cases filed since February 17, 2016, please search the case search portal on the AHC website.  To search for a decision in a case filed since February 17, 2016, please go to the portal document search and enter the word “decision” in the “event notes.

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The Administrative Hearing Commission is a neutral, independent, administrative tribunal. Some of its cases are appeals from decisions of other State agencies. Others are cases that an agency or private person starts at the Administrative Hearing Commission.

The Administrative Hearing Commission has jurisdiction in over 100 statutorily specified matters including State tax, professional licensing, Medicaid provider issues, Highways and Transportation Commission actions relating to railroads and motor carriers, disciplinary actions against State employees, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In fiscal year 2012, nearly 2,400 cases were filed at the Administrative Hearing Commission. The Administrative Hearing Commission makes decisions under contested case procedure, usually involving a trial-type hearing. The Commissioners do not sit as a body.  Instead, each Commissioner hears evidence and arguments from the state agency and from the other party and decides a case as an individual.  All such decisions are subject to judicial review.

The Administrative Hearing Commission also contracts with other agencies to assist in their decision-making processes. In such cases, the Administrative Hearing Commission conducts the proceedings, but makes only a recommended decision to the agency. The agency makes the final decision. The procedural law applicable to such cases is the law governing the agency, not the law governing the Administrative Hearing Commission. AHC