Commission on Human Relations

The Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. The Commission investigates complaints to determine whether discrimination may have occurred, and uses its enforcement powers to punish acts of discrimination.

Resources for Responding to Complaints of Discrimination

Virtually all businesses in Chicago are subject to laws that prohibit discrimination. The Chicago Commission on Human Relations investigates and enforces the City’s anti-discrimination ordinances. Accepting a complaint does not mean the Commission has decided that a violation occurred, but business or individuals who have complaints filed against them must respond in writing. The Commission offers resources both for those filing complaints and for businesses and individuals responding to complaints.

For more information, check out our handout on What To Do If A Discrimination Complaint Is Filed Against You.


The CCHR Accepts Email Filings

The Commission accepts filing of complaints and other documents by e-mail.  For more information, click the following link.

Email Service and Filing Regulations


You Can Submit a Service Request to the CCHR Online

Simply click on the following link and select Discrimination/Hate Crimes Assistance under the Service Type drop-box menu:

Human Relations Service Requests

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Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm


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Commission on Human Relations

  • Phone: 312.744.4111
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    TTY: 312.744.1088
    Fax: 312.744.1081
  • 740 North Sedgwick Street
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60654   
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