Driver's License Hearing Request

If You Are Appealing:

A denial/revocation as a result of multiple substance abuse convictions: It is necessary to submit documentation of sobriety. Documentation includes, but isn't limited to the following:

  • A current substance abuse evaluation that is dated no later than 3 months prior to submission.
  • Three to six community support letters.
  • Documentary evidence of attendance at support meetings.
  • Ignition Interlock report if granted restrictions at previous hearing and ordered to install device (obtain this from the company). Only an original interlock report with a raised seal will be accepted. If you don't have an interlock report you may submit a receipt from the interlock company verifying you have requested one. If your hearing will be via video, please mail the report to AHS prior to the hearing. If you will be attending an in person hearing, bring the report to your hearing.
  • A 12 panel drug test should include at least two integrity variables and test for the following: Cocaine, Marijuana, PCP, Amphetamines, Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Methaqualone, Ecstasy/MDMA and Oxycodone/Percocet.

To obtain an OHAO form packet (also available online) or to get more information regarding the driver's license appeal hearing and your eligibility date, call 1-888-SOS-MICH (1-888-767-6424).

The reinstatement of a revocation/denial due to an ignition interlock violation may be appealed to the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight within 14 days of the effective date of the reinstatement by submitting a Request for Hearing - BAIID.

An additional High BAC suspension due to an interlock violation isn't appealable to the Department.

An out-of-state substance abuse conviction from an arrest prior to 10/1/99 that resulted in a Michigan suspension or any out-of-state conviction with an arrest date after 10/1/99.

If you have previously served a suspension/restriction of similar duration in the state where the conviction occurred, you may request a driver's license appeal hearing to waive all or part of the Michigan suspension/restriction.

If you believe you are eligible to have your suspension/restriction waived, put your request for evaluation in writing and send the following:

  • Proof of out-of-state suspension/restriction (from and through dates).
  • Proof of living in that state during the period of suspension/restriction. This may include rent receipts, employment records, utility bills, military records, etc.
  • Proof of out-of-state license at the time of the conviction in question.
  • Proof that you didn't have a Michigan license during the suspension period.

A Driver Assessment action or branch office denial:

Driver Assessment actions and branch office denials are appealable to the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight within 14 days.

You may request an appeal immediately for any suspension, revocation or denial resulting from a conviction on a legal issue only. If you have a legal issue, please describe this in detail on your request for hearing.

Mail Requests For Hearing To:

Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight
P.O. Box 30196
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7696
Or Fax: 517-335-2190

Electronically submit requests for hearing through Driver Appeal Integrated System (DAIS). To use DAIS, you must first set up an account by following the online instructions at: (Attorney for Petitioner, Prosecutor, Law Enforcement).

All requests for hearings must be in writing and either mailed, faxed or submitted electronically through DAIS. If you have questions regarding your appeal rights, contact our Information Center at1-888-SOS-MICH (1-888-767-6424).

Note: Televideo hearings are conducted at various locations throughout the State. If you are scheduled for a televideo hearing, all documentation must be submitted in advance.

Related Documents
OHAO Form Package SOS 257 & 258 PDF icon
Request for Hearing - Ignition Interlock Violation PDF icon
Request for Hearing - Implied Consent Violation PDF icon