How to file a complaint

To file a complaint please contact the Office Human Rights and Equity Programs at 703-324-2953, TTY 711 or fill out one of the following Discrimination Questionnaire Forms (Los formularios de quejas estan disponibles en Español):

To file a complaint of discrimination related to your experiences in the receipt or provision of Fairfax County's services, activities, programs or benefits, please use one of the following complaint forms.

Fairfax County Government Complaint Procedure under the American with Disabilities Act (Fairfax County Facility)

Complaint Form for Allegation of Discrimination

Complaint Form for Allegation of Discrimination (Spanish)


Complaint Procedure

Human Rights Specialists will discuss your concerns with you and,if appropriate, assist you in formulating a complaint to sign.

  • After the initial contact is made with the complainant:
  • a complaint form is prepared and signed by the complainant;
  • the respondent is notified of the charge;
  • a thorough investigation is conducted to determine the facts.

Settling the Case

When the investigation is completed, the evidence will be assessed by the Executive Director:

  • if there is insufficient evidence to support the claim, the case will be dismissed;
  • if the complainant desires he or she may begin the formal appeal process;
  • if the evidence supports the claim, the complainant may receive:
    • back pay,
    • job reinstatement,
    • rental of an apartment,
    • credit for a loan, or,
    • a promotion.


*If your complaint is also jurisdictional under Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended; and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act, your case will be cross-filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

** If your complaint is also jurisdictional under the Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as amended by the Fair Housing Act of 1988, your case will be dual-filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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