Scheme Nickname: 
Comptroller - licensing

For certain depository institution licensing decisions, a "presiding officer" hears the case, and appeals can go to either the Deputy Comptroller for Licensing or the Ombudsman. See 12 C.F.R. §§ 5.3 – 5.13.

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeAre administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
An appointed "presiding officer" hears the case, then the OCC makes a decision. An aggrieved bank can appeal that decision either to the Deputy Comptroller for Licensing or to the Ombudsman. If the Deputy Comptroller for Licensing is conflicted in a licensing appeal case, then that appeal is transferred to the agency's Chief Counsel. 12 C.F.R. § 5.13(f).
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: