OAH Costs and User Fees

Public Costs – effective May 1, 2010

Reference:  26 NCAC 01 .0103

Copies of any public documents filed in the Office of Administrative Hearings are available at the "actual cost" as defined in G.S. 132-6.2(b) for making the copy and mailing cost if applicable.  Actual cost as defined in the public records law may not include fixed costs that OAH would have incurred regardless of the request for public documents. The Office of Administrative Hearings is responsible for determining the actual cost of reproducing public documents and providing such cost on the OAH website. There is no charge to the requester unless the total charge for supplies equals or exceeds $3.00.

1. Copies of paper documents:

a) Paper 8 ½" x 11": $0.05 per sheet

b) Certified copies: $1.00 per certification in addition to any other applicable cost for the public document

2. Reproduction of electronic documents or files:

CD Rom: $0.12 per CD

Digital Video Disk (DVD): $0.44 per DVD

Cassette Tape: $0.68 per tape

3. Packaging and Mailing:

Items which require shipping will be packaged and shipped using standard US Postal Service delivery and rates. The packaging and shipping costs will be included in the total cost to the requestor. Prices can be found on the US Postal Service website.

4. Transcripts of Contested Case Hearings:

Transcription service is provided by third parties. Procedures for requesting and costs of transcripts are provided on OAH form H-25C – Transcript Request Form, available on the Hearing Forms page.

5. Videoconference Fees:

Videoconferencing fees are set at the rates established by the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). Videoconferencing fees (including cancellation fees) shall be paid by the requesting party.

6. Late Cancellation Fees:

Cancellation of a contested case hearing requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the hearing date. The parties responsible for the cancellation shall be liable for any cancellation fees per 26 NCAC 03 .0123(f).


  • North Carolina sales tax shall be added if applicable.
  • Fees will be updated as OAH costs change. The cost charged will be the posted cost on the OAH website on the billing date.
  • Copies of recordings are available in the original recording format and media only.