Informal and Other Adjudication

Informal and Other Adjudication

Learn about the requirements of informal adjudication, as well as special rules pertaining to licensing.


I.               Informal Adjudication

Most agency adjudication is informal. However, the APA doesn’t require any particular procedure for informal adjudication. Therefore, informal adjudication varies tremendously between agencies, depending on the nature of the adjudication and the agency’s own rules. Informal adjudication may involve a short review of paperwork, or it may closely resemble formal adjudication.