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 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.







The complaint should include names and contact information of any witnesses, including city employees or contractors.

Washoe County encourages use of its complaint form or by calling 775-328-2003.

The complaint form must be signed or acknowledged and returned to the Title VI & Section 504 Coordinator. The original complaint may be sent, faxed or e-mailed to:

Civil Rights Officer
Title VI & Section 504 Coordinator

1001 E 9th St.
Suite A201
Reno, NV 89512
FAX: (775) 328.2491