Iowa Civil Rights Commission
6200 Park Avenue Suite 100, Des Moines, Iowa 50321-1270
515-281-4121, 1-800-457-4416
Fax 515-242-5840 

Office Hours:

8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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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.  

Employment & Other Non-Housing: 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. 

Housing: to file a housing complaint, please contact Kerry Hainline, housing intake officer at the Commission at or (515) 242-5556 or 1-800-457-4416, ext 2-5556. 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.

General Inquiry: 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. 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

Volunteering: contact Charles Hill, 515-281-4121.

Public Records: contact Kaitlin Smith at or 515-281-0333. Requests for public records can also be made in-person at the Commission's office.

Media: contact Kaitlin Smith  at or 515-281-0333.

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