City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

Since 1967, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC or Commission) has worked to ensure that all Jacksonville residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.  The JHRC investigates complaints of alleged discriminatory or unfair practices in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The JHRC also promotes mutual understanding and respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups, and works to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious, racial and ethnic groups.

The JHRC conducts studies on trending human relations issues and provides training opportunities on anti-discrimination laws, and the impact of cultural sensitivity on health matters and law enforcement practices. Additionally, the JHRC sponsors and facilitates community conversations on a variety of issues that serve to foster a deeper understanding of other racial, ethnic, religious and cultural norms.

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Need to file a discrimination complaint? Please select one of the categories below for more information:

Civil Rights Compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division/Equal Protection Act (DHS/EPA)

Contact Information

117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350 Jacksonville, FL 32202
PHONE:  904-255-5397
FAX:  904-255-5385

Office Hours:  Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note that all visitors to JHRC's offices must got through security and check in at the visitor's desk on the first floor. 

Commission Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission will meet as follows: Third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held from 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m at City Hall, Lynwood Roberts Room, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202. For additional information on attending our meetings, visit the City of Jacksonville events calendar. Any changes in the noticed meetings will be posted in compliance with Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 2-3 business days to process; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Disabled Services at VM 904-255-5475, or email your request to