Hours and Closings

The Office of Administrative Hearings is open to the public between the hours of 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. For general assistance, please call (410) 229-4100.

OAH Inclement Weather Policy

OAH hearings and mediations will be postponed due to inclement weather when:

  • State offices are closed in the areas where the hearings are to be held;
  • the hearing involves a State agency and the State implements its liberal leave policy in the area where the hearings are to be held;
  • the hearing involves a school system and that school system closes or delays the opening of schools; for example, if a school system closes schools, the OAH hearing will be postponed to another date; if a school system is opening one or two hours late, the OAH hearing will be delayed by the same amount of time.

Weather-related announcements concerning OAH operations will be broadcast on the following radio stations:

  • WBAL AM 1090 (metropolitan Baltimore)
  • WCBC RADIO 1270 (Western Maryland)
  • WTOP FM 103.5 and 103.9 (metropolitan Washington, DC)
  • WQHQ FM 104.7 (Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland)

You may also call the OAH at 1-800-388-8805 or 410-229-4100 and press #6 or check this site for the latest information on closings or postponed hearings due to inclement weather.

State Holidays for the Year 2020

OAH is closed on the following dates:

New Year's Day Wednesday January 1, 2020
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr Monday January 20, 2020
President's Day Monday February 17, 2020
Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2020
Independence Day * Friday July 3, 2020
Labor Day Monday September 7, 2020
Columbus Day Monday October 12, 2020
Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020
Veteran's Day Wednesday November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 26, 2020
American Indian Heritage Day Friday November 27, 2020
Christmas Day Friday December 25, 2020


*When a State holiday occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is observed on the Friday before or the Monday after the actual holiday, respectively.​