Filing a Title VI Complaint
How is a discrimination complaint filed?
Complaints may be filed by any person who believes that he or she has been excluded from participation in, been denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) service, program or activity, and believes the discrimination is based upon race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, economic status or limited English proficiency. Complaints will be accepted in writing only, and may be filed with ADOT's Civil Rights Office.
A signed written complaint must be submitted within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act (or latest occurrence). Complaints may be filed with the following agencies:
- ADOT Civil Rights Office,
- U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT),
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA),
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),
- National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
In the event the complaint is against ADOT; the complaint will be forwarded to FHWA, FTA or FAA, NHTSA for investigation.
All complaints should contain:
- Name, address, telephone number, and signature of complainant
- Facts and circumstances surrounding the claimed discrimination, including date of allegations, and basis of complaint (i.e., race, color, national origin, gender, disability).
- Any names of persons, if known, that the investigator could contact for additional information to support or clarify the allegations.
- Corrective action being sought by the complainant.
For questions or to file a complaint, contact:
ADOT Civil Rights Office
Title VI Program Manager
1135 North 22nd Avenue, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85009