The Human Rights Investigation Division of the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) is responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination that are alleged to have taken place within the geographic boundaries of the City of Saint Paul.

The Human Rights Investigation Division is a neutral, fact-finding agency and does not represent either party in an investigation. Please note that as a matter of practice, to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, the Human Rights division does not investigate charges of discrimination filed against another department of the City of Saint Paul.

The City of Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapter 183 empowers the Human Rights Investigation Division to investigate human rights complaints on the basis of:






Familial Status

Marital Status

National Origin




Sexual or Affectional Orientation

Status with regard to Public Assistance

Human Rights Investigators

Human Rights Investigators conduct investigations based on complaints the division receives. Upon investigation of a complaint and applicable law, Human Rights Investigators make a recommendation of Probable Cause (PC) or No Probable Cause (NPC) subject to the approval of the Director. Human Rights Investigators also facilitate Pre-Determination Settlement Agreements (PDSA) and conciliation sessions.

Human Rights Discrimination Complaint Form

Thank you for your time. Please fill out the form below or contact our office at 651-266-8966 so that the tour team may assist you with your complaint. Language assistance and other accommodations are available to assist residents in filing complaints.

Our Office will review the information you submit on this form to determine if your complaint falls within our jurisdiction. If you have supplemental documentation, please email hrightscomplaints@ci.stpaul.mn.us. If you have not heard from our office within one week regarding your submission, please do not hesitate to contact us at 651-266-8966 or via email at hrightscomplaints@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

A formal complaint is filed when a Human Rights Investigator drafts a charge form, and you sign the form. For further information about filing a complaint, please review our Guidelines for the Complainant. Please note our office cannot investigate acts of discrimination that are over one year old. 

Submit the Human Rights Discrimination Complaint Form

Last Edited: October 11, 2023