Contested Case Filing Fees

Fee Schedule for filing a Contested Case Petition

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-23.2; 26 NCAC 03 .0103

Updated August 2018


If you have questions about the filing fee, please contact the OAH Clerk's Office at 984-236-1850.

  • The filing fee will be waived upon proof of indigence.
  • Payment can be made by cash, (only in person at OAH, 1711 New Hope Church Road, Raleigh, NC), money order, certified check or a check drawn from an attorney’s operating or trust account.
  • Please make checks payable to: Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Registered users of the OAH electronic filing system may pay online using MasterCard or VISA.

Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

Violations - No Fee

Permits - $20

Boards and Commissions (G.S. 150B, Article 3) - $20

Charter Schools - $20

Company Police Program - $20

Department of Administration - $20

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - $20

Department of Commerce - $20

Department of Cultural Resources - $20

Department of Health and Human Resources

Certificate of Need - $125

Child Development, Child Development Abuse & Neglect - $20

Child Maltreatment (for Individuals) - No Fee

Child Maltreatment (for Providers) - $20

Child Support (Tax intercept; Credit Bureau Reporting; Distribution) - No Fee

Division of Medical Assistance - Medicaid; Child & Adult Care Food Program - No Fee

Division of Medical Assistance - Third Party Recovery - $20

Food Stamps - No Fee

Foster Care - No Fee

Group Care/Mental Health Adult Care/Acute Home Care/Nursing Home Licensure - $20

Health Care Personnel Registry - No Fee

Health Service Regulations - $20

MH/DD/SAS (Tax Intercept) - $20

Nurse Aide Registry - No Fee

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - No Fee

Department of Environmental Quality

Clean Water Act permitting, Clean Air Act Permitting, Animal Waste Management System permitting, permitting for water use within capacity use areas, and all environmental cases filed when amount in controversy is $50,000 or more - $125

All other environmental issues - $20

City of Raleigh

All environmental cases filed when amount in controversy is $50,000 or more - $125

All other City of Raleigh environmental issues - $20

Department of Labor - $20

Department of Public Instruction

Teachers (certifications, graduate pay) - $20

Special Education - No Fee

Department of Public Safety

Victims and Justice Services - $20

State Highway Patrol – citations - $20

Department of Revenue

Cases involving amount in controversy of $50,000 or more - $125

All other cases - $20

Department of the Secretary of State

Notary; Lobbyist; Charitable Licensure - $20

Department of State Treasurer - $20

Department of Transportation - $20

Housing Finance Agency of North Carolina - $20

Office of the Governor - $20