Your Rights Under
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
(And Related Nondiscrimination Authorities)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a national law that protects persons from discrimination based on their race, color or national origin in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) identifies the following additional protected groups under its’ Title VI program: sex, age, disability, income-level, and Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
It is the policy of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles that no person, on the grounds of race, color or national origin (and other protected groups as required by FMCSA) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded or sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
Any person who believes that he or she, individually or as a group, has been subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 may file a signed, written complaint within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the date of the alleged discrimination. A representative on behalf of such may also file a complaint. The complaint should include your name, mailing address and contact information (telephone number, email etc.) and a description of how, why and when you believe you were discriminated against. Complaints should be forwarded to the following address:
Natalie Shipman, Title VI Coordinator
Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
Complaint Form can be obtained online at the DMV’s website
Poster on "Public Notice of Title XI Program Rights"
In addition to the complaint process described above, a complainant may file a Title VI complaint with the following offices:
Connecticut Department of Transportation
Debra Goss, Title VI Coordinator
Newington, CT 06131-7546
Federal Highway Administration
Nichole McWhorter, Investigations & Adjudication Team Director
1200 New Jersey Avenue, Room E81-330
Washington, DC 20590