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Special Education Dispute Resolution

Due Process Complaint Form

Online Due Process Complaint Web Form

  • Due Process is the most formal of the dispute resolution options and may be used to resolve any matter relating to the identification, evaluation, placement of a child, or the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to the child. A due process complaint can be filed by a parent, the school, or a student who has reached the age of majority (18 in Arizona).
  • The party filing a due process complaint notice may either use the form found on the Arizona Department of Education website at or may submit the complaint in the form of a letter. In either format, a due process complaint must contain specific criteria in order to meet the sufficiency requirements set forth in the federal law.
  • The party filing a due process complaint must provide the complaint to the other party.
Please complete the following:



Parent/Guardian Information




Email Address

Charter/District Information


Please select a District or Charter School from the list below.

School Name

School Representative

SPED Director
No Selection


Phone Number

Fax Number

Email Address

Attorney Information


Phone Number

Fax Number

Email Address


Federal law requires that you describe with specificity the nature of the problem(s)/complaint(s) and provide a proposed resolution to each identified problem(s)/complaint(s). Simply describing a problem as "student denied A Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for school year 2022-2023" is insufficient. In the spaces below please identify specific problems(s)/complaint(s) and a proposed resolution for each to the extent known. Include facts, dates, references to specific IEP provisions, etc. Lack of specificity in identifying problem(s)/complaints(s) may result in the dismissal of this Due Process Hearing Request.

Please list issue(s)

Proposed Solutions

Please list proposed solution(s)

Attachments (Word/PDF Only)

Signature of Person Signing the Complaint

Please hover your mouse over the field and sign you name using the virtual pen.


Note: Click on the symbol above to erase the signature.
Questions concerning this form, or the due process may be addressed by contacting:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Director of Dispute Resolution
1535 West Jefferson, Bin # 62
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-3084 Fax: (602) 364-0641

If you do NOT submit from this website, please send a copy of the complaint to the above email address, fax number, or mailing address.

Additionally: If you have submitted your complaint outside of regular business hours it will be considered received by Dispute Resolution on the next business day.