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.


Contact Us

Administrative Hearing Commission
United States Post Office Building
Third Floor
131 West High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1557
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1557
Telephone: (573) 751-2422
Fax: (573) 751-5018
Email AHC@oa.mo.gov

Executive Order 17-03

The AHC will accept written comments on its regulations from May 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Submit to the attention of Vicki Hale.