Requesting a Fair Hearing

To request a fair hearing, send a completed "Request for Mediation and/or Fair Hearing" form (DR 107) within one year of the action or decision of the DOR, or within thirty days of your receipt of a written Administrative Review decision, to the Mediation and Fair Hearing Office by mail, fax, hand delivery or email.

When you complete the DR 107, explain the reason that you are requesting a hearing, why the DOR action or decision should be changed, and what action you wish to have taken.

If you have questions regarding mediation and/or the fair hearing process, please contact the Mediation/Fair Hearing Office at (916) 558-5860 or You may also contact the District Administrator in your local DOR office.

The Mediation and Fair Hearing Office will respond to your request within two weeks, indicating if your appeal has been accepted. If it has, the hearing will be set within 60 calendar days, unless you agree to a later date. When an appeal request is accepted, it means that the issue is subject to appeal and within the jurisdiction of the impartial hearing officer.

If your request is not accepted, the Mediation and Fair Hearing Office may ask for more information from you, or you will receive information on why it was denied and what your options may be.


Fair Hearing Process Information

Appeals Links

Appeals Forms

Related Documents

Contact Information

Mediation and Fair Hearing Office
c/o Department of Rehabilitation
Legal Affairs
P. O. Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2220

Voice: (916) 558-5860
TTY: (916) 558-5862
Fax: (916) 558-5861