Title VI Complaint Policy & Form

Any person who believes that he or she as a member of a protected class, has been discriminated against based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, religion, low income status, or Limited English Proficiency in violation of Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and its related statutes, regulations and directives, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, as amended, and any other Federal nondiscrimination statute may submit a complaint. A complaint may also be submitted by a representative on behalf of such a person.


It is the policy of Spencer County to conduct a prompt and impartial investigation of all allegations of discrimination and to take prompt effective corrective action when a claim of discrimination is substantiated.

No one may intimidate, threaten, coerce or engage in other discriminatory conduct against anyone because they have taken action or participated in an action to secure rights protected by the civil rights laws. Any individual alleging such harassment or intimidation may submit a complaint by following these procedures.

Submit Complaint

Any individual who feels that he or she has been discriminated against may submit a written or verbal complaint. The complaint may be communicated to any County supervisor or to the ADA/Title 6 Coordinator. The complaint should be submitted within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. Complaint forms may be found in the County Auditor’s office and the County website. Individuals are not required to use the County’s complaint form. If necessary, the County will help an individual reduce his or her complaint to writing for his or her signature.

Generally a complaint should include the name, address and telephone number of the individual complaining (complainant) and a brief description of the alleged discriminatory conduct including the date of harm. An individual submitting a complaint alleging discrimination may include any relevant evidence, including the names of witnesses and supporting documentation.

Review Complaint

Within 30 days of receipt of the complaint, the Title 6 Coordinator will review the complaint and determine jurisdiction. If Spencer County has sufficient jurisdiction, the Title 6 Coordinator or their designee will conduct an investigation if the allegation based on the information provided and issue a written report of its findings to the complainant. The County will attempt to obtain an informal voluntary resolution to all complaints at the lowest level possible.

A complainant’s identity shall be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to conduct an investigation. All complaints shall be kept confidential.

These procedures do not deny the right of any individual to file a formal complaint with any government agency or affect an individual’s right to seek private counsel for any complaint alleging discrimination.

File Complaints with Government Agencies

Complaints may also be filed with the following government agencies:

  • Indiana Department of Transportation
    Economic Opportunity Division
    100 N Senate
    Room N750
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: 317-233-6511
    Fax: 317-233-0891
  • Indianapolis District EEOC Office
    101 West Ohio Street
    Suite 1900
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: 800-669-4000
    Fax: 317-226-7953
    TTY: 1 800-669-6820
  • Indiana Civil Rights Commission
    100 N Senate Avenue
    Room N103
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Toll Free: 1 800-628-2909
    Phone: 317-232-2600
    Fax: 317-232-6560
    Hearing Impaired: 800-743-3336