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Michigan Department of Civil Rights Offices Open by Appointment Only

To File a Complaint of Discrimination, go to Michigan.Gov/MDCR or call 1-800-482-3604


No. 023 – March 16, 2020

Contact: Vicki Levengood, 517-775-0558

LANSING, MICH. In line with Governor Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights will close all offices to walk-in traffic, effective immediately until further notice. Individuals who have an appointment will be admitted to the Department’s offices.

Any individual who wishes to file a complaint of unlawful discrimination or request information can do so online at, by email at, or by calling 1-800-482-3604.

“While our physical offices will be open only by appointment, the Department of Civil Rights will continue to do business as usual during this emergent situation,” said MDCR Interim Director Mary Engelman. “We encourage anyone who feels they have been discriminated against to contact us and file a complaint by phone or through our website.”

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is charged with investigating and resolving discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws. The Department also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives and equal employment law. For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, go to

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