When you should file a complaint of discrimination
The Complaint Investigation Division has the authority to investigate complaints of discrimination that have occurred within 365 days of the alleged incident. Therefore, contact the Division immediately about your concerns.
Why you should file a complaint of discrimination
- Discrimination is a community concern; a person does not have to be directly affected by discrimination to file a complaint
- No cost; filing a complaint and investigating a case are free services provided by the City of Minneapolis by trained and licensed attorneys.
- Neutral investigation; the Complaint Investigation Division conducts a neutral, impartial, and thorough investigation into all cases.
Before you file
Our Complaint Investigations Division only has the authority to investigate complaints of discrimination that occur:
- Within Minneapolis city limits; and
- Within 365 days of the alleged incident
We do not have jurisdiction to investigate complaints against any county, state, or federal government entity.
How to file a complaint of discrimination
You may file a complaint of discrimination:
- Online: fill out the online complaint form for Civil Rights complaints
- By phone: call 311 or 612-673-3000 to file a complaint with a 311 operator
- In-Person: visit our office submit a complaint form.
Once you have completed an intake form, you will be asked to schedule an appointment with our Intake Officer who will discuss the alleged discriminatory act(s) and the investigatory process with you.
For additional questions, contact us.