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In response to the COVID-19 virus public emergency, most administrative hearings scheduled with the Department of State Office of Administrative Hearings through July 17, 2020 have been postponed, including all hearings scheduled to take place at 123 William Street, New York, New York. All parties are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Administrative Hearings to confirm whether an upcoming hearing has been adjourned, or with any other questions related to upcoming hearings. Please contact the Office of Administrative Hearings by email at oahrequests@dos.ny.gov or by telephone at 518-486-6423. Thank you for your patience and consideration during this unprecedented time. We are working diligently to resume hearings in a safe and appropriate manner in the near future. 

he mission of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is to conduct fair, impartial hearings for the professions and occupations regulated by the New York Department of State.  The OAH is mandated by law to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, and to safeguard the due process rights of current licensees and applicants for licensure.

Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) preside over administrative hearings for, among others, real estate brokers, appraisers, notaries public, appearance enhancement professionals, security guards and private investigators.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, except holidays

 

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