Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Civil Rights

Ensuring equal opportunity for all businesses and personnel on our projects

Nondiscrimination

File a complaint

MnDOT is committed to ensuring that no person in the State of Minnesota, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income status, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and status with regard to public assistance, is excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or otherwise is subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by the department, its subrecipients, and contractors. Additionally, MnDOT is committed to ensuring that its programs incorporate access for people with limited English proficiency.

File a discrimination complaint

Please complete the MnDOT discrimination complaint form if you feel that you have experienced discrimination by MnDOT, its sub-recipients, consultants, or contractors on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income status, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and status with regard to public assistance, in violation of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes.

Requirements

Complaints shall be a written or electronic statement signed by the complainant or the complainant’s representative. MnDOT will make every effort to ensure the complaint submission process is accessible.

Time limit for filing a discrimination complaint

The complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days from the date of the alleged discriminatory incident to be considered valid under federal law.

Where to submit a completed discrimination complaint form

Complaint forms can be submitted to the MnDOT Office of Civil Rights in any of the following ways:

  • Online
  • Email: OCRformsubmissions.dot@state.mn.us
  • Mail:
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation
      Office of Civil Rights, MS 170
      395 John Ireland Blvd.
      St. Paul, MN 55155
  • Phone: 651-366-3073
  • TTY: 800-627-3529
  • Fax: 651-366-3127
  • Federal agencies:
    • Federal Highway Administration
      Office of Civil Rights
      Chief Investigations and Adjudication
      400 7th Street SW, Room 4132
      Washington, D.C. 20590
      Phone: 202-366-0693
      Fax: 202-366-1599
      TTY: 202-366-5132
      Email: CivilRights.FHWA@dot.gov
    • Federal Transit Administration
      Office of Civil Rights
      Attention: Complaint Team
      East Building, 5th Floor – TCR
      1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
      Washington, D.C. 20590
      Phone: 1-888-446-4511

Alternative languages and formats

The discrimination complaint form is also available in the following languages:

The Title VI discrimination complaint procedure described on this page is also available in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

Requests for alternative formats or additional languages of the complaint form should be directed to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or by phone at TTY 800-627-3529.

If you need assistance completing the form, please call or email the MnDOT Office of Civil Rights. Allegations of discrimination received by fax or email will be acknowledged and processed. Allegations received orally by phone or other means will be produced in writing and provided to the complainant for approval.

Complaint filing resources

For a detailed overview of the complaint process, please review the MnDOT Title VI Implementation Plan.