How To File a Complaint, Case Processing & Services

What is Discrimination?

Discrimination means acting or failing to act or unduly delaying any action regarding any person because of race, sex, creed, religion, national origin, color, age, occupation, personal appearance, political opinion, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, familial status, source of income or gender identity in such a way that such persons are adversely affected in housing, employment, financing, law enforcement, or public accommodations.

Filing a Complaint 

To begin the process, you must contact the Office of Human Rights and Equity by:
  1. Telephone – (410) 313-6430; or
  2. Email at ohr@howardcountymd.gov; or 
  3. Call to schedule an appointment