Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

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

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

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

File A Discrimination Complaint

If you feel that you have been discriminated against and the alleged act of discrimination occurred in the City of Minneapolis within the last 365 days in violation of the City's Civil Rights Ordinance or the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and would like to request to file a charge of discrimination, please fill out the complaint request below.

It is necessary for the investigator to be able to contact you in order to follow up on your request. Please provide the following information for that purpose. Information related to the complaint is confidential and will not be released to the public.

Hate crimes hotline

The hotline is not the result of new legislation. Rather, it is a new tool for reporting violations of existing Minnesota criminal and civil rights laws and ordinances. If you have been the victim of such a violation, please complete and submit the form below. If a person is currently being harmed or threatened, or if property damage is occurring, please call 911 immediately. For other questions about the hotline, please call 612-673-2087.

Discrimination Complaint Form

Personal Information


Area/Basis for Claim of Discrimination

In what area do you feel you were discriminated?


What is the basis for your claim? (Check all that apply & give specifics in the related textbox)

Gender Identity
Sexual Orientation
Sexual Harassment
Marital Status
Public Assistance
National Origin  
Familial Status
Registered Domestic Partner


Do you have attorney representation?


Have you filed a complaint with any other agency?

If yes, please answer below:


Do you plan to file a court action?


The Organization that I am complaining about is:

Complete this portion ONLY if Employment Discrimination Claim

Fewer than 15

Your Employment Information





I hereby certify that the information in this complaint is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that this is the first step to initiating a Charge of Discrimination and that I may be requested to provide further information. You must certify that the information in this complaint is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Please check the box.

Information you provide is subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This law classifies certain information as available to the public on request.


Last updated Nov 28, 2017



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