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Ohio Civil Rights Commission

30 East Broad St., Fifth Floor, Columbus, OH, 43215, US


Filing an On-line charge

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has jurisdiction to investigate charges of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation (access to services and facilities open to the public), disability in higher education (beyond the high school/secondary level) and credit

The bases protected against discrimination in Ohio are: race, color, sex, disability, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, familial status in housing, military status and retaliation

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has a statute of limitations of six months (or one year for housing) and cannot investigate acts of discrimination that occurred prior to that date.  For this reason, all charges of discrimination must be filed within six months of the date that the discrimination occurred (with housing charges having one year to file). 

You may complete the charge form online and submit it directly from our website.  The charge form will be sent to you to be signed and under oath. You may bring your charge affidavits into the regional office, meet with a Commission representative and have them signed free of cost.  You may also take the copies to a notary to have them notarized.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission will not commence its investigation until it receives a notarized charge form with an original signature. 

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I have read the above information and would like to continue to file a charge. Please check the box next to this statement and then click NEXT.

Check the applicable box or boxes which describe(s) whom the charge is being filed against:

If you named an individual above who appeared to be acting for a company, please list the company name and address:

Does the owner lives at address?

What kind of house or property was involved?

Is this house or property being sold?

Is the house or property being rented?

Do you believe you were discriminated against because of your:

What did the person you are complaining against do?

I understand that I will not be able to sign this form online. A copy will be mailed out to me for a notarized signature. An investigation will not begin until the Ohio Civil Rights Commission receives a signed and notarized charge from me.