Appeal of a Decision
A party may appeal a Final Decision by following the appeal procedures found in the last paragraph of the Final Decision before the Administrative Law Judge's signature, usually under the heading NOTICE. Not all cases follow the same appeal procedure, so it is important to refer to the Final Decision for the appeal information for that specific case. Your right to judicial review is set out in North Carolina General Statute 150B, Article 4.
If the Administrative Law Judge issues a Proposal for Decision in your case, the case then goes to the agency or a commission for review. The parties will have an opportunity to file exceptions to the Administrative Law Judge’s Proposal for Decision with the agency or commission. This procedure will be set out at the end of the Decision in the last paragraph before the Judge’s signature. The agency or commission must follow certain procedures when reviewing the Judge's Decision. Once the agency has issued its Final Decision, you may ask for judicial review in Superior Court. Your right to judicial review is set out in North Carolina General Statute 150B, Article 4.