Human Services Hearings

OAH conducts fair hearings for most divisions of DHHS including: Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), Office of Recovery Services (ORS), Division of Licensing and Background Checks, and Adult Protective Services.  Hearing requests are received within their respective divisions and forwarded by the agency to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). For Medicaid fair hearings click visit our Medicaid hearings page.

Hearing requests must be filed by the filing deadline

  • DCFS and APS: 30 days from the date of service of the Notice of Agency Action.
  • Other: 15 calendar days from the date of service of the Notice of Agency Action unless a statute or rule provides otherwise. The Notice of Agency Action should indicate the deadline.

How to request an administrative hearing

Most agencies provide you a hearing request form when they send you a Notice of Agency Action.

If you are still unsure how to request a hearing or have other questions, contact the Office of Administrative Hearings using one of the methods below:

Phone: 801-538-3900

Street Address:

Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Administrative Hearings
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Laws and rules:

  • Utah Administrative Procedures Act: Utah Code Annotated, Title 63G, Chapter 4

Utah Administrative Code, Rule R497: Administrative Hearings