Civil Rights Program
To eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County.
Our office has authority to handle discrimination complaints ONLY FOR King County government and for employers, housing providers, and businesses in the UNINCORPORATED parts of King County (outside the cities).
If you have a complaint or question about possible discrimination:
The office investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination. We work as impartial fact-finders and does not represent any party.
KC Anti-Discrimination Ordinances
Compliance (Title VI and Disability Access)
As a recipient of federal funds, King County government complies with federal laws which prohibit discrimination against people because of their race, color or national origin, and in some cases, sex, age or low income status. Our office is a Title VI compliance resource to county agencies, and investigates public grievances alleging Title VI violations by the county.
Our office helps to make King County government programs, facilities and services accessible to people with disabilities. Members of the public who feel that county programs, services or facilities were not accessible may contact the Civil Rights Program.