How to file a complaint of discrimination

We explain the process of filing a complaint of discrimination in the City.

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:

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.

Contact us

Complaint Investigations Division

Kaela McConnon Diarra

Interim Director

 

Address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday