Discrimination Resources

If you think you are being treated unfairly because of your sex, religion, race, beliefs, color, national origin, age, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability or pregnancy, you can file a discrimination complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

How can the Iowa Civil Rights Commission help me?

The Commission will investigate your complaint if you believe you have been discriminated against in the following areas:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Public Accommodations
  • Credit
  • Education

A complaint must be filed within the Civil Rights Commission with 180 days of the discriminatory act.

How Do I File a Complaint with the Civil Rights Commission?

To file a complaint, call the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 1.800.457.4416. When asked for the extension, dial extension 914430 or extension 914437. You can also call the complaints office directly at 515.281.4121.

You can also report discrimination with the online form here: https://icrc.iowa.gov/forms/complaint-form

Is there a charge for these services?

No, all services are provided free of charge.

How Can I Contact the Civil Rights Commission?

The main state office is located at:

Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319


For more information, go to the website for the Iowa Civil Rights Commission: https://icrc.iowa.gov/

The League of Iowa Human & Civil Rights Agencies

The League of Iowa Human & Civil Rights Agencies is comprised of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Iowa Department of Human Rights, and all the local human and civil rights agencies across the state. There is an office near you; for a listing of local offices, go to https://icrc.iowa.gov/about-us/local-human-civil-rights-agencies

Disclaimer: Information on this page is not legal advice for any individual case or situation. The information is intended to be general and should not be relied upon for any specific situation. For individual cases, please consult an attorney.

Discrimination Resources

If you think you are being treated unfairly because of your sex, religion, race, beliefs, color, national origin, age, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability or pregnancy, you can file a discrimination complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

How can the Iowa Civil Rights Commission help me?

The Commission will investigate your complaint if you believe you have been discriminated against in the following areas:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Public Accommodations
  • Credit
  • Education

A complaint must be filed within the Civil Rights Commission with 180 days of the discriminatory act.

How Do I File a Complaint with the Civil Rights Commission?

To file a complaint, call the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 1.800.457.4416. When asked for the extension, dial extension 914430 or extension 914437. You can also call the complaints office directly at 515.281.4121.

You can also report discrimination with the online form here: https://icrc.iowa.gov/forms/complaint-form

Is there a charge for these services?

No, all services are provided free of charge.

How Can I Contact the Civil Rights Commission?

The main state office is located at:

Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319


For more information, go to the website for the Iowa Civil Rights Commission: https://icrc.iowa.gov/

The League of Iowa Human & Civil Rights Agencies

The League of Iowa Human & Civil Rights Agencies is comprised of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Iowa Department of Human Rights, and all the local human and civil rights agencies across the state. There is an office near you; for a listing of local offices, go to https://icrc.iowa.gov/about-us/local-human-civil-rights-agencies

Disclaimer: Information on this page is not legal advice for any individual case or situation. The information is intended to be general and should not be relied upon for any specific situation. For individual cases, please consult an attorney.