Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust The Right Place for My Complaint?
Before submitting a complaint form to the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust, take a look below to see if OCRPT has jurisdiction over your complaint. There are many Delaware government entities that by law have jurisdiction over complaints involving individual civil rights or government trust issues. The Delaware Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights can generally only get involved when there are “patterns and practice” of illegal discrimination – multiple violations by the same individuals or entity.
- Public Accommodations Discrimination: Delaware Human Relations Commission
- Housing Discrimination: Delaware Human Relations Commission
- Employment Discrimination: Delaware Department of Labor
- Homeowners Association/Community Association Complaints: Delaware Community Ombudsperson
- Tips Regarding Government Fraud, Waste & Abuse – Delaware Auditor of Accounts
- Fraud & Other Consumer Protection, and Landlord-Tenant Complaints : Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit (link to: )
- Complaints about Conduct of Investment Professionals and Securities Issuers: Delaware Department of Justice’s Investor Protection Unit
- Child Support Complaints – Division of Child Support Enforcement
- Crime Tips: Delaware Crime Stoppers (link to: /)
- Tax Fraud Complaints: Division of Revenue
- Complaints About Electricity, Gas, Oil, Cable, Water and Other Public Utilities: Delaware Public Advocate
- Complaints about Delaware Notary Publics: Delaware Department of State
- Complaints regarding conduct of a Delaware lawyer: Office of the Disciplinary Counsel
- Complaints about a Delaware judge: Court on the Judiciary
- Complaints about prison conditions, inmate visitation issues, questions about locations of inmates, etc.
- Complaints about banks – Office of the State Bank Commissioner