Covid-19 update: The Administrative Hearing Commission is using social distancing in all hearings. It is recommended that if you attend a hearing that you wear a mask and exercise COVID-19 precautions. The AHC is also using videoconferencing for hearings in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Poplar Bluff or through WebEx whenever possible.
The Administrative Hearing Commission acts as a neutral and independent hearing officer for the state to avoid situations where a state agency acts as investigator, prosecutor, and decision maker. The Administrative Hearing Commission conducts hearings and issues decisions in cases involving a state agency and private citizen. Some of its cases are appeals from decisions of 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, actions relating to railroads and motor carriers, disciplinary actions against State employees, due process cases under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and certain environmental matters. The Administrative Hearing Commission also contracts with other agencies to assist in their decision-making processes.
The Administrative Hearing Commission makes decisions under contested case procedure, usually involving a trial-type hearing. The Commissioners do not sit as a panel. Instead, each Commissioner is assigned to hear and decide cases. All decisions are subject to judicial review.
Additional information can be found on this website or please contact us.
Administrative Hearing Commission
United States Post Office Building
131 West High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
PO Box 1557
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1557
Telephone: (573) 751-2422
Fax: (573) 751-5018