Human Rights

The Charlottesville Office of Human Rights (OHR) receives individual complaints of discrimination, conducts community outreach, and provides staff support to the Human Rights Commission. When addressing individual complaints of discrimination, the OHR can offer alternative dispute resolution (mediation), formal investigation, or referral to another organization. The Human Rights Ordinance defines the Office’s jurisdiction and process for addressing complaints in accordance with state and federal law.

What Can the Office of Human Rights Do for You?

If you believe you have been subjected to an unlawful discriminatory practice, you may do any of the following:

  • Call the Office of Human Rights at 434-970-3023 to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns.
  • Send an email to the Office of Human Rights to set up an appointment.
  • Print and fill out the Complaint Form (PDF):
    • You can mail complaint forms to:
      Office of Human Rights
      P.O. Box 911
      Charlottesville, VA 22902
    • You can submit complaint forms in-person to:
      Office of Human Rights
      106 5th Street NE
      Charlottesville, VA 22902

All inquiries by phone or email to the Office of Human Rights are protected by law from disclosure to outside parties without your express permission.