File a Complaint

To be accepted, a Title VI complaint must

Involve Discrimination

Involve discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin.

Allege Discrimination

Allege that the discrimination was committed by Washoe County, a Washoe County employee, or a sub-recipient of Washoe County.

Filed Within 180 Days

Be filed within 180 days from the alleged discrimination (or within 180 days of when the complainant knew, or should have known of the discrimination).


Complaints Should Include

Personal Information

The name, address and phone number of the person who experienced the discriminatory action. The complaint should also include names and contact information of any witnesses, including employees or contractors.



The date of the alleged act of discrimination or the date when the complainant(s) became aware of the alleged discrimination.

Brief Description

A brief but specific description of the discriminatory practice or action and any relevant facts. 

Complaint Form

Washoe County encourages use of its designated complaint form.

The form can be downloaded HERE.

OR it can be completed online HERE.

OR a paper copy may be obtained by contacting the Civil Rights Office.

The complaint form must be signed or acknowledged and returned to the Civil Rights Office. The original complaint may be mailed, e-mailed, or delivered in person to:

Washoe County
Human Resources – Civil Rights
1001 E. Ninth Street, Room A220, Reno, NV  89521
Elizabeth Jourdin,
Phone: 775-328-2801
Fax:  775-328-6119


Complaint Procedures

Read the full Title VI Civil Rights Complaint Procedures here.