Ordinances and Regulations


Please be advised that this is a copy of the original Cook County Human Rights Ordinance. To view an official version of this ordinance, please contact the office of the Cook County Clerk.

Human Rights Ordinance

With the link above you can reach the Municode for Cook County page where you will find the Ordinance passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners on March 16, 1993 under the section labeled Chapter 42. Under Human relations you will find the Human Rights Ordinance. This ordinance protects all people who live and work in the County from discrimination and sexual harassment in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit transactions, County services and County contracting.


Procedural Rules Governing the Commission on Human Rights Ordinance (PDF Format)

Exhibit A, Complaint Form (PDF)

Exhibit B, Affidavit in support of waiver of charges (PDF)

The Commission has adopted (2014) these procedural rules and substantive regulations related to implementation of the Human Rights Ordinance.