(a) Every case to be heard or otherwise addressed by an administrative law judge (ALJ) with the Office of Administrative Hearings: Child Support (OAH), must be assigned an OAH case number prior to the case being placed on the docket. OAH numbers are generally assigned within one business day after the request is submitted to OAH by the district child support office. The case is assigned a number starting with the year the case is opened with OAH, and a chronological number of the case for that year within OAH.
- (1) The office sending the case is responsible for transfers from one child support office to another by filing a Notice of Transfer or a Motion and Order for Transfer signed by an ALJ with OAH. The transfer must indicate both the office transferring the case and the office receiving the case by office name rather than county designation.
- (2) Notices, motions, and orders referred to in this Section may be submitted by paper, or electronically through a secured electronic system approved by OAH.
(b) Documents are not accepted for filing by OAH unless the OAH number is clearly written on the document and the case number corresponds to the named parties assigned to that case according to OAH records.