How To Fill Out the Subpoena Form
A subpoena is an order to someone, authorized by statute, either
(1) to appear for a hearing or
(2) to make documents or other items available.
1. FILL IN THE CAPTION
Fill in the name of the case as shown on the notice of hearing you received.
2. FILL IN THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON YOU WANT SUBPOENAED
Fill in this information after the word "TO:"
3. CHOOSE "ATTEND" OR "PRODUCE"
If you want the person to appear for a hearing, check the line before the words,
"You are commanded to attend and fill in the date, time and location of the
If you want the person to bring documents or other items, check the line before
the words, "You are commanded to produce , and describe what you want
brought. Fill in a date and location only if it is other than for the hearing itself.
Special note: An Administrative Law Judge may require a statement of the relevance of
testimony and documents. To avoid delay, attach a statement along with the subpoena
for the Administrative Law Judge to review.
4. GIVE YOUR NAME & TELEPHONE NUMBER:
Place you name and telephone number after the words "AT THE REQUEST OF..."
5. HAVE THE SUBPOENA SIGNED
Take the completed subpoena to the Office of Administrative Hearings and have the
administrative law judge assigned to your case review and sign it. If appropriate, the
subpoena will be signed. You may send the completed subpoena to the Office by mail,
but be sure to send along a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to have the
subpoena returned to you for service.
6. HAVE THE SUBPOENA SERVED
Take the signed subpoena and have it served either by a process server or someone
who is completely disinterested (not a friend, relative or party). That person must
personally give the subpoena to the person commanded in the subpoena, and fill out the
Affidavit of Service. The original of the subpoena and the Affidavit of Service must be
returned to the Office of Administrative Hearings.
7. MAKE PAYMENT OF $12.OOIDAY AND .2O/MILE TRANSPORTATION TO THE
The law requires that you reimburse anyone you subpoena in the amount of $12.00 per
day (witness fee) and 20 cents per mile for transportation (one way). These fees must be
paid when the subpoena is served.