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Alabama Department of Revenue: Search ALJ Rulings

Search Administrative Law Judge Rulings

The search engine on this site will search the text of the Administrative Law Judge Rulings from 1983-Present. All documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader(TM).

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String search II example:

"cold pizza" OR "internet tools" (either word set)
"cold pizza" AND "internet tools" (both word sets)

Multiple word search example: search for "green" AND "blue":

+green +blue (example 1 is the same as..)
green AND blue (example 2)

Search with at least one word: search for at least "helicopter" OR (green OR blue):

+helicopter green blue

Search for one word, but not the other: search for "green"" but NOT "blue":

-blue +green

Fuzzy search: search for words like roam, roams, foam, foams:


Search for higher similarity with "roam":


Wildcard search: searches for "test", "text", "tent", and so on:


Search for "test", "text", "teeeeeext", and "texyzt":


Proximity search: search for "fuzzy" and "bear" within five words of each other:

"fuzzy bear" ~10

Range Search: the following searches all documents with title between 'fuzzy1.txt' to 'text1.txt':

title:fuzzy1.txt TO text1.txt

To search a document whose modification date is between a given range (These ranges are inclusive of start and end terms; to exclude them, use curly brackets{} instead.):

modified:20080101 TO 20500101

Field search: To search any document whose title contains "fuzzy1.txt":


Searching for documents that contain the title as 'fuzzy1.txt' OR 'fuzzy2.txt':


Alternatively, you can search using the following syntax:

title:(test* +fuzzy1*)

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