Civil Rights and Accessibility

The City of Arlington strives to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act. 

Title II of Civil Rights Act

You have the right to full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation. You cannot be treated differently by a place of public accommodation because of your race, color, religion, or national origin.

Title VI of Civil Rights Act

Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity that receives Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance. Programs that receive Federal funds cannot distinguish among individuals on the basis of race, color or national origin, either directly or indirectly, in the types, quantity, quality or timeliness of program services, aids or benefits that they provide or the manner in which they provide them. This prohibition applies to intentional discrimination as well as to procedures, criteria or methods of administration that appear neutral but have a discriminatory effect on individuals because of their race, color, or national origin. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability by public entities, regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990.The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- the ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities.

Contact us

If you feel that the City of Arlington has failed to accommodate your disability or provide you with equal access to a City activity, program or service, you can use the forms below, or contact us.

Complaint form (English)
Complaint form (Spanish)

James Trefry
Administrative Services Director
238 N Olympic Ave.
Arlington, WA 98223