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North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings

Director and Chief Administrative Law Judge
Julian Mann, III

Mission Statement:

To serve the citizens of North Carolina, with quality and efficiency, by providing an independent forum for prompt and impartial resolution of administrative law contested cases involving citizens and state agencies; investigating alleged acts of unlawful employment practices in state government; functioning as the State’s codifier and publisher of all administrative rules; and reviewing rules before the Rules Review Commission.



  • OAH will be closed Thursday and Friday Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving Day.
  • Effective immediately: Office of Administrative Hearings no longer accepts cash by mail for contested case filing fees. Cash will be accepted only if payment is made in person at OAH, 1711 New Hope Church Road, Raleigh. For questions, contact the Clerk’s office at 919-431-3000.
  • Effective July 1, 2017, “The NC Human Relations Commission”  is being administered under the Office of Administrative Hearings, Civil Rights Division. Until further notice, the staff will continue to be located at the Department of Administration and will keep their current contact information. General information on the Human Relations Commission can be found at:
  • OAH contested case online filing is simple and convenient. Click here to find out how to register.



Main Telephone Line: 919-431-3000

Main Office Street Address: 1711 New Hope Church Road, Raleigh NC, 27609

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday (closed for all State holidays)

Mailing Address: 6714 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6700

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