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Discrimination in Public Services

The North Dakota Human Rights Act (N.D.C.C. Chapter 14-02.4) prohibits discrimination in the provision of public services. Public services are defined as "a public facility, department, agency, board, or commission owned, operated, or managed by or on behalf of this state, a political subdivision thereof, or a public corporation."

It is a discriminatory practice to fail to provide access to public services or to give unequal treatment in the provision of public services because of a person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (forty or older), physical or mental disability, marital status, or receipt of public assistance.

The Human Rights Division is authorized to receive and investigate complaints alleging discrimination in public services. If you feel you have been discriminated against in the provision of a public service, complete the Human Rights Intake Questionnaire form and submit the completed form to the division.

If you wish to report what you believe to be noncompliance with laws relating to discrimination in public services but do not wish to seek a remedy for yourself, complete the Complaint Inquiry form and submit the completed form to the division.

If you are a provider of public services and you have questions regarding your rights and responsibilities under North Dakota human rights laws, please contact us.

  • 600 East Boulevard Ave
  • Dept 406
  • Bismarck ND 58505-0340
  • (701) 328-2660
  • 1-800-582-8032 - In-state toll-free
  • 1-800-366-6888 or 1-800-366-6889 - TTY (Relay ND)
  • (701) 328-2031 Fax