Non-Discrimination Policy

ADA Requirements

Non-Discrimination Policy

The City of Seattle (City) assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) or due to breastfeeding in a public place, gender identity, marital status, political ideology, religion, sexual orientation, or military status or veteran status, as provided by SMC 14.04, 14.06 ad 14.10, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The City further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.  

Permitted special events must comply with the City's non-discrimination policy and all applicable City, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.   

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements 

The ADA requires the City of Seattle and public accommodations to provide equitable access for people with disabilities.  Event organizers are expected to make every effort to follow ADA guidelines and provide and maintain access for people with disabilities.  This may include providing a clear path of travel to and on sidewalks, curb cuts and restrooms; maintaining already-designated parking for people with disabilities, providing additional parking for people with disabilities if parking is provided; and providing accessible restrooms.  


Seattle Office for Civil Rights

Special Events

Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8017
Fax: (206) 684-7025

The City of Seattle plays a strong role in helping event planners bring people together safely and successfully in both city-wide and neighborhood events.