FAQ: Court Proceedings
Any protestant should begin by reviewing the documentation received about the case, the CD Application and Notice.
Any person or legal representative can protest by filing a pleading or sending a letter of protest to the Regional Service Office prior to the date of hearing. The letter will be filed and is a public record. It should list the cause number, applicant's name, legal description, type of protestant, and a clear statement of protest to the relief requested.
A copy of this letter should be mailed or faxed to the applicant's contact person and attorney listed in the CD Notice. The fax numbers for the Court Clerk's Office are: Oklahoma City (405)521-3512 and Tulsa (918)581-2597.
If it is faxed, the original letter should be mailed or delivered to the Court Clerk's Office within five(5) days of the fax for filing in the case file. If a formal response to the application is not filed, then two important points should be understood:
- Forwarding an e-mail complaint through the Consumer Service Division's complaint form will not be sufficient to protest the application.
- When a party sends in a letter but does not appear in person or by telephone to take further action, it is OAP's practice to consider the letter as an added issue for the applicant's representative expert witness to address.
- On the date of the initial docket call, the protestant will announce the protest by the following recommended steps:
- Appear yourself or through a legal representative at a Regional Service
- If you are unable to appear in person, please call the Court Clerk Staff between 8:00-8:30 a.m. on the morning of the initial docket. Call OAP in Oklahoma City at (405)521-2352 or (405)521-4457, or OAP in Tulsa at (918)581-2296. Request the name of the ALJ and tell the ALJ you are protesting the Cause.
- Announcing a protest means the matter will be rescheduled on a protest docket date.
With the permission of the ALJ a party may participate in a hearing by telephone, if the other parties to the case agree to such procedure.
The telephone call must be placed at the telephonic party's expense unless the connection is made from one of the Commission's Regional Service Offices to the other (not from a District Office.)
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If your Cause Number has a T behind it, please call the Tulsa Office, (918) 581-2206. If it does not have a T, please call the Oklahoma City office, (405) 521-2486. You will need to provide the Cause Number and the hearing date. The correct reporter will be notified of the transcript order.
Documents may also be faxed to either Oklahoma City (405-522-4517) or Tulsa (918-581-2597).
The original hard copy of the document must be filed with the Court Clerk's Office within five days from faxing.
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