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12-904. Commencement of action; transmission of record

A. An action to review a final administrative decision shall be commenced by filing a complaint within thirty-five days from the date when a copy of the decision sought to be reviewed is served upon the party affected. The method of service of the decision shall be as provided by law governing procedure before the administrative agency, or by a rule of the agency made pursuant to law, but if no method is provided a decision shall be deemed to have been served when personally delivered or mailed by certified mail to the party affected at the party's last known residence or place of business. Service is complete on personal service or five days after the date that the final administrative decision is mailed to the party's last known address.

B. Within ten days after filing a complaint pursuant to this article, the party seeking judicial review shall file a notice of the action with the office of administrative hearings or the agency that conducted the hearing, and the office of administrative hearings or the agency that conducted the hearing shall transmit the record to the superior court. The record shall consist of the following:

1. The original agency action from which review is sought.

2. Any motions, memoranda or other documents submitted by the parties to the appeal.

3. Any exhibits admitted as evidence at the administrative hearing.

4. The decision by the administrative law judge and any revisions or modifications to the decision.

5. A copy of the transcript of the administrative hearing, if the party seeking judicial review desires a transcript to be included in the record and provides for preparation of the transcript at the party's own expense. Any other party may have a transcript included in the record by filing a notice with the office of administrative hearings or the agency that conducted the hearing within ten days after receiving notice of the complaint and providing for preparation of the transcript at the party's own expense.