We provide online, real-time access to the hearing schedules. These may also be printed out for your convenience.
How to Request a Hearing
Hearing requests may be submitted by any one of these methods:
- Online: Use our secure email response system which encrypts your personal information.
- Mail: Send your request to this address:
Executive Hearing Office
Arizona Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 2100
Phoenix, AZ 85001
- Fax: Send your request to 602.241.1624.
- Personal Delivery: Visit the Executive Hearing Office at 3838 N. Central Ave., Suite 300, in Phoenix, or any MVD office statewide. Note: This is a new location. The Executive Hearing Office relocated on March 2, 2015.
An administrative hearing will be scheduled approximately 30 to 35 days after the hearing request is received. It may be longer if the police officer, attorney or other necessary party cannot appear on the initial hearing date. In such cases, the matter may be continued for an additional 25 to 30 days.
If your hearing will be conducted at a location other than the hearing offices in Phoenix or Tucson, it will be significantly longer before the matter is heard (approximately 45 to 60 days).
If you request a hearing, the department's order, whether a suspension, assessment, business license cancellation or other action, is usually "stayed," pending the outcome of the hearing. In other words, the department's order will not go into effect until the hearing is held and the administrative law judge issues a final decision. As a general rule, this means that you can continue to drive, operate the business, avoid the accumulation of tax penalties, etc., pending the outcome of the hearing. This is a general rule, however, and does not automatically apply in every case. You should carefully read the department notice or order to determine whether a stay applies in your case.
You must inform the Executive Hearing Office immediately if you change your address while your hearing is pending. If you fail to do so, you may lose your case by default.
If you require special accommodations, such as wheelchair access, sign language interpretation or TTY telephone accommodations, you must inform the Executive Hearing Office of that need at the time you file your hearing request.
Spend some time preparing for your hearing. Make a checklist of the major points that you want to make at the hearing. Know what you are trying to prove and stay focused. Speak clearly, simply and concisely. Above all, always be courteous to the judge, to the witnesses and to the opposing party.
Specific rules governing hearings in the Executive Hearing Office may be found in the Arizona Administrative Code at A.C.C. R17-1-501 and in Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes. These sources may also be found at any law library and in most public libraries.