Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

The City of Seattle is committed to ensuring all people's access to facilities, programs and services. Executive Order 01-2012 directs City departments and offices that manage, design, construct, alter, maintain and lease City facilities and properties to comply with all applicable portions of the regulations related to Title II, including the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

The City's ADA Compliance Team (ACT) is responsible for reviewing all City-owned and leased construction projects to ensure they comply with all ADA and accessibility requirements. If you have questions please contact us.

City of Seattle Antidiscrimination Policy

The City of Seattle operates its programs, services, employment, contracting, and activities without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable federal and local laws. Additionally, the City of Seattle prohibits discrimination in providing programs, services, or activities based on sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, ancestry, political ideology, honorably discharged veteran or military status, participation in a Section 8 program, breastfeeding in public, and use of a service animal  in public places, city employment, and contracting.  

The City of Seattle is committed to:        

  • Prohibiting discrimination in programs, services, employment, and contracting;
  • Providing accommodations for people with disabilities to have an equal access to participate in and benefit from City programs, services, and activities;
  • Offering meaningful access to information, programs, and services in residents' preferred language;
  • Promoting a workplace that provides equal employment opportunities for all and is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;
  • Providing reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities;
  • Identifying and addressing disproportionate and adverse human health and environmental, social, and economic impacts of programs, services, or activities for minority and low-income populations;
  • Applying the Racial Equity Toolkit to promote full and fair participation in public decision-making; and
  • Increasing women and minority-owned business (WMBE) participation in contracting and purchasing.

If you have experienced discrimination, you may file a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights online at: www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint or by phone: (206) 684-4500 or TTY: 7-1-1.

To request ADA accommodations or file a disability-based discrimination complaint, please contact the Citywide ADA Coordinator at: adacoordinator@seattle.gov or by phone: (206) 684-2489 or TTY: 7-1-1. Interpretation services are available.


To learn more, please visit: www.seattle.gov/civilrights/civil-rights/title-vi

Other helpful information

Executive Order 01-2012

General Resources

City of Seattle