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Participating in Cases

The State Corporation Commission encourages public participation in cases before it. Because of its wide-ranging regulatory authority, SCC decisions often impact residents of the Commonwealth.

Appearing as a public witness requires no pre-filing of comments. You need only appear 15 minutes before the hearing and notify the SCC bailiff that you wish to testify. If attending a hearing in the SCC Tyler Building, you may be subjected to prescreening security procedures. Please review the SCC Visitor Security Guidelines. You may call the bailiff in the Clerk's Office before the hearing to be sure the case will proceed as scheduled. (804-371-9739)

Public witnesses are not required to file written comments; however, these comments are welcome. Call the Document Control Center of the Clerk's Office to determine the case number and deadlines for filing. (804-371-9838)

For those cases in which notice is provided, the Commission accepts electronic filing of comments and/or requests for hearing from public witnesses.

The SCC also provides audio and video capabilities for hearings within its courtrooms. If you are participating in an SCC hearing as an involved party, company, witness or legal counsel, you may plan presentation of information accordingly.

You may access current case information through the Commission's online DocketSearch feature. To obtain official copies of documents, contact the Document Control Center of the Clerk's Office where you may order documents for a fee. You may also visit the SCC to review documents on site.

Cases likely to generate wide public interest are broadcast over the Internet via a Commission webcast. Visit the Case Information section of our website for a schedule of cases to be webcast and information on how to listen.