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DIA becomes DIAL!

On July 1, 2023, multiple programs across four agencies became part of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) as a new organizational structure for state government goes into effect. DIA is now the Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL). 

Legal Resources

These general legal resources may be relevant to proceedings before the Administrative Hearings Division. Although every effort is made to provide accurate links to the most up-to-date versions of documents, users are advised to confirm that they are viewing the appropriate document before relying on it. This website does not provide legal advice and appellants or other interested parties in contested case proceedings should seriously consider obtaining legal advice or representation in the proceeding.

Filing a Complaint About a Judge

The Administrative Hearings Division and its administrative law judges strive to fairly and impartially decide cases, consistent with the law and in an efficient and professional manner. The conduct of administrative law judges is governed by the relevant legal provisions applicable to the case and the Code of Administrative Judicial Conduct. If you have a complaint with the conduct of an administrative law judge, you may make a complaint by completing the online form below or by submitting a written complaint form.

Please note that if you disagree with the decision in your case and wish to contest that outcome, you must file a timely appeal consistent with the instructions in that decision or its cover letter and the governing law. Filing a complaint against the administrative law judge does not appeal your decision.