Commission Duties

The duties of the commission are to accept complaints relating to discrimination, to survey practices and conditions in the areas of public accommodation, employment, housing, recreation, employment, and education. To make recommendations concerning legislation, to advise and counsel business entities, and to mediate disagreements.

Types of Discrimination

The commission can accept complaints of discrimination on the basis of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Genetic information
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Familial status
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Genetic information
  • Source of income

Filing a Complaint

To file a complaint, contact the commission staff liaison. To register a complaint, a formal complaint form (PDF) must be completed and returned. This form is fill-in-able online. Save it to your computer, then attach it to an email to the department on the header.

Preventing a Complaint

If you are interested in learning more about ways you can help prevent discrimination, please contact the commission staff liaison.


Commission members are available to make presentations about its work to community, civic, neighborhood, business, nonprofit, religious and other organizations in Annapolis. Likewise, the Commission is eager to schedule talks at its meetings by representatives of groups involved in activities relating to human relations. Please contact the Commission staff liaison.