File a Complaint
To be accepted, a Title VI complaint must
Involve discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin.
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
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.
A brief but specific description of the discriminatory practice or action and any relevant facts.
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:
Read the full Title VI Civil Rights Complaint Procedures here.