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 2024

OAH is closed on the following dates:

New Year's Day* Monday January 1, 2024
Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday January 15, 2024
Presidents' Day Monday February 19, 2024
Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2024
Juneteenth Independence Day Wednesday June 19, 2024
Independence Day Thursday July 4, 2024
Labor Day Monday September 2, 2024
Columbus Day Monday October 14, 2024
Election Day Monday November 5, 2024
Veterans Day * Monday November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28, 2024
American Indian Heritage Day Friday November 29, 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday December 25, 2024

*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.‚Äč