Title VI

Title VI and Civil Rights at SDOT

The City of Seattle operates all programs, services, and activities without regard to race, color, or national origin. This aligns with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in providing programs, services, or activities based on race, color, national origin, and other protected classes. These classes include sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration and citizenship status, creed, religion, and others, as listed in state and federal laws.

SDOT and the City of Seattle follow regulations about Title VI from the Federal Transit Association (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). More information about the City of Seattle's Title VI program and Antidiscrimination Policy can be found through the Seattle Office of Civil Rights

We are committed to the City's values. These values shape our policies and practices, helping to ensure that public funds are not used to encourage or subsidize discrimination, regardless of intent. You can file a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights if you believe that SDOT or the City of Seattle has discriminated against you based on protected class.  

We work with the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs on a citywide Language Access Program (LAP). 1 in 5 people in Seattle use a language other than English at home. We strive to share information in the different languages our residents use. We work with translators to create written materials. This includes blog posts, social media posts, websites, flyers, factsheets, forms, and so much more. We also work with interpreters when talking with residents and business owners. It’s the law and it’s the right thing to do! Read more on the  City's Language Access Program webpage.  

Contact us: DOT_TitleVI@seattle.gov 

Read our Title VI Public Notice

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is responsible for civil rights compliance and monitoring. 

If you believe the City of Seattle has discriminated against you in relation to Title VI, you may file a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. Complaints must be received within 180 days of the alleged incident.  

Title VI complaint forms are located on SOCR’s Title VI page or by phone at  (206) 684-4500.  

Learn more about the Title VI complaint process here.  


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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