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Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0201
515-281-4121, 1-800-457-4416
Fax 515-242-5840 

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Please note the 1-800-457-4416 number only works for long distance calls within Iowa. It does not work for out of state calls.  

If you would like to file a non-housing, civil rights complaint, please contact: an intake officer at the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at (515) 281-4121, or our toll-free number, 1-800-457-4416. You can also download a complaint form and find other information on this website.  If you would like to file a housing complaint, please contact Kerry Hainline, housing intake officer at the Commission at (515) 242-5556 or 1-800-457-4416, ext 2-5556.

If you have a general question about civil rights or you are an employer with a question, please contact our general number, 515-281-4121, or our toll-free number, 1-800-457-4416.

If you have any general inquiries, questions about filing a complaint, or want to submit responses to questionnaires in a complaint already on file, you can contact us by email at

If you are a landlord or real estate agent and have questions about fair housing law, please contact Mathew Gore at or 515-725-4101.

If you are interested in volunteering with the ICRC, please contact Charles Hill, 515-281-4121.

If you would like to make a request for public records, please contact Kaitlin Smith at or 515-281-0333. Requests for public records can also be made in-person at the Commission's office.

If you are a member of the media, please contact Kaitlin Smith  at or 515-281-0333.

Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the ICRC Webpage? Send them to our webmaster: Kaitlin Smith