FAQs

Question: What is a contested case hearing?

Answer: When a state agency has taken or could take some adverse action against you, you may be entitled to a contested case hearing to challenge the alleged facts on which that action is based. The agency, for example, may impose certain penalties for something it says you’ve done wrong, or deny your...

Question: How do I request a contested case hearing?

Answer: A hearing may be scheduled in several different ways. The agency may send a notice to you in which the agency or another person alleges that you have done something wrong or that some action will be taken that adversely affects you. The notice will include a date, time, and place for the hearing...

Question: How do I appeal a weapons permit denial, suspension, or revocation?

Answer: Appeals must be filed with the Administrative Hearings Division within 30 days of the receipt of the decision of the Sheriff or Commissioner of Public Safety. The appeal must include: (1) a written statement that clearly states the appellant's reasons rebutting the denial, suspension, or revocation...

Question: What is an administrative law judge?

Answer: An administrative law judge (ALJ) is a neutral decision maker who must make a proposed decision after hearing all of the evidence presented by the parties. All ALJs employed by the Administrative Hearings Divisions are attorneys licensed in the State of Iowa. A party should not contact contact an...

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