Office of Civil Rights
Our Civil Rights Mission:To eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County.
Our office has authority to handle discrimination complaints ONLY FOR King County government and for employers, housing providers, and businesses in the UNINCORPORATED parts of King County (outside the cities).
If you have a complaint or question about possible discrimination:
Enforcement (Fair Employment, Fair Housing, Public Accommodations, Contracting)
The Enforcement unit of our office investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination, provides education and offers technical assistance. We work as impartial fact-finders. Our office does not represent any party.Enforcement brochure
Public Accommodations (discrimination in places of business)
Fair Contracting practices
KC Anti-Discrimination Ordinances
Compliance (Title VI and Disability Access)
As a recipient of federal funds, King County government complies with federal laws which prohibit discrimination against people because of their race, color or national origin, and in some cases, sex, age or low income status. Our office is a Title VI compliance resource to county agencies, and investigates public grievances alleging Title VI violations by the county.
Our office helps to make King County government programs, facilities and services accessible to people with disabilities. Members of the public who feel that county programs, services or facilities were not accessible may contact the Disability Compliance Specialist for information about their rights, referral to information or advocacy resources, or to file a disability access grievance.
Quick LinksMap and Directions File a Complaint Public Disability Access en Español
Related ProgramsOffice of Equity and Social Justice
King County Ombudsman
Civil Rights Commission
Equal Benefits for Employees with Domestic Partners
Stop Hate Resource List
Boards and Commissions
Public Records Program