How do I file a charge?
You may file a charge online, by US Mail or in person at one of our regional offices.
What Happens Next
How to Respond to a Charge
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Civil Rights Reporter
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission investigates charges of discrimination with regard to being approved for, or denied credit within the State of Ohio. Both creditors (those giving credit) and credit reporting agencies are covered by this law. The act of discrimination must have occurred no more than six (6) months prior to the date of filing the charge of discrimination.
Examples of credit discrimination include:
To determine if your issue can be investigated by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, please answer the following questions:
If you answered yes to all three questions above, you can file a charge of discrimination with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. If you did not answer yes to all three, you can still file a charge and the Commission will determine if the matter is jurisdictional and will proceed accordingly.
Charges are not considered officially filed until they are properly signed, notarized, and received by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
Click here to file a Charge of Discrimination in the Issuance of Credit online