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OAH is conducting certain prioritized hearings right now and these will be by telephone only. The agency will be closed to the public until further notice. Read More >>
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OAH decides cases involving unemployment compensation, Medicaid and other public benefits, public space, rent control, professional and business licenses, and building, health and fire code violations, among others.

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Our Resource Center is located at 441 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 450N.

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Our downloadable forms cover a number of standard situations for ease of filing.

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Pay tickets for violations of Title 31 issued to Taxi Drivers and Companies.

Request a hearing on tickets for Taxi Violations of Title 31.

The Department of Motor Vehicles handles all tickets issued for violations of Title 18.

Contact the Department of For-Hire Vehicles to file a complaint against Taxi Drivers or Companies.


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One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 450 North, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 442-9094
TTY: 711
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OAH Modified Operating Schedule

Date Released: 
Tue, 03/24/2020

At least until April 27th, the OAH is open on a modified operating schedule and all employees must telework. This requires that the agency prepare for and conduct REMOTE prioritized hearings for Public Benefits or Unemployment Insurance applicants/recipients where benefits have been denied or cut.

These hearings will recommence the week of March 30th and will continue as hearings by telephone until further notice. All other hearings, except emergency hearings as designated by the Mayor, are cancelled through April 10th. OAH will notify litigants as these resume.


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