The Federal agencies listed below generally have responsibility for enforcing laws and regulations barring discrimination by the agencies within local government that exercise responsibilities, regulate, or administer services, programs, or activities in their functional areas.
Department of Agriculture: All programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to farming and the raising of livestock, including extension services. They handle complaints alleging discrimination in
agricultural and rural programs, such 4-H clubs and supplemental nutrition programs like Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Assistance Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
Local area: (202) 260-1026
Toll-free: (866) 632-9992
Local or Federal relay: (800) 877-8339
Spanish relay: (800) 845-6136
Department of Education: All programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to the operation of elementary and secondary education systems, institutions of higher education and vocational education, and libraries. They handle complaints alleging discrimination by public libraries.
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204-3582
FAX: 303-844-4303; TDD: 800-877-8339
Department of Health and Human Services: All programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to the provision of health care and social services, including schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other health-related schools, the operation of health care and social service providers and institutions, including “grass-roots” and community services organizations and programs, and preschool and daycare programs.
Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII
US Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave, S.W.
Room 509F, HHH Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: (800) 368-1019
FAX: (303) 844-2025
TDD: (800) 537-7697
Department of Housing and Urban Development: All programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to state and local public housing, and housing assistance and referral.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Office of Investigations
451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 5204
Washington, DC 20410-2000
Hot line: (800) 669-9777
Fax: (202) 708-1425
Department of Interior: All programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to lands and natural resources, including parks and recreation, water and waste management, environmental protection, energy, historic and cultural preservation, and museums.
Office of Civil Rights
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20240
Fax: (202) 321-1449
Department of Justice: All programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to law enforcement, public safety, and the administration of justice, including courts and correctional institutions; commerce and industry, including general economic development, banking and finance, consumer protection, insurance, and small business; planning, development, and regulation (unless assigned to other designated agencies); state and local government support services (e.g., audit, personnel, comptroller, administrative services); and all other government functions not assigned to other designated agencies.
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(888) 848-5306 - English and Spanish (ingles y español)
(202) 307-2222 (voice)
(202) 307-2678 (TDD)
Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD): UALD investigates and resolves employment and housing discrimination complaints and enforces Utah's minimum wage, wage payment requirements and laws which protect youth employment.
Antidiscrimination & Labor Division
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 146640
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6640
Phone: 801-530-6801 or 1-800-222-1238