What we do

We enforce Minneapolis codes and promote understanding of civil rights.

Our mission

The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) is to:

Our work

To carry out this mission, we will:

  • Investigate discriminatory practices against members of protected classes.
  • Ensure that City of Minneapolis procurement of construction and development services, commodities and supplies, and professional and technical services includes women, minorities, and low income workers and businesses.
  • Investigate and make recommendations about complaints brought against any Minneapolis Police Officer.

Limited in-person operations due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the Department of Civil Rights is operating in a modified capacity. We are not able to hold in-person intakes, filings or meetings. Please file complaints or inquiries online or by contacting Minneapolis 311.

Staff are still available as usual during business hours and will respond to e-mails and voicemails.

File a complaint

Contact us

Department of Civil Rights



Phone: 612-673-3012
Fax: 612-673-2599
TTY: 612-673-2157

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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

See list of City holidays


Minneapolis 311


Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday