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 http://www.azed.gov/disputeresolution/due-process-hearing/ 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:

Other If other,


Parent/Guardian Information





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

SPED Director


Attorney Information


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 2024-2025" 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)

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
Email: ESSDRInbox@azed.gov

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.