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State and Local Governments (Title II)

Title II applies to State and local government entities, and, in subtitle A, protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs, and activities provided by State and local government entities. Title II extends the prohibition on discrimination established by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 794, to all activities of State and local governments regardless of whether these entities receive Federal financial assistance.

TITLE II REGULATIONS

Revised Final Title II Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services | PDF
The Department of Justice's regulation implementing title II, subtitle A, of the ADA which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all services, programs, and activities provided to the public by State and local governments, except public transportation services. This document contains the following: (1) supplementary information (the preamble to the revised regulation); (2) the title II regulation updated to reflect the 2010 revisions and the technical corrections (published March 11, 2011) which became effective on March 15, 2011; (3) guidance on the revised regulatory provisions; and (4) guidance on the original 1991 title II regulation.

28 CFR Part 35 -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services (Electronic Code of Federal Regulations)

ADA STANDARDS FOR ACCESSIBLE DESIGN

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design | PDF screen | PDF print
Scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alterations and for making architectural changes to achieve program accessibility.

Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design | PDF screen | PDF print
This explanatory information addresses the scoping and technical provisions of the 2010 Standards.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MATERIALS -- 2010 REVISED REGULATIONS

Revised ADA Requirements: Effective Date and Compliance Date | PDF
This publication sets out several different "compliance dates," dates by which entities covered by the ADA are required to comply with the new or revised provisions of the Department's rules.

Revised ADA Requirements: Accessible Pools - Means of Entry and Exit | PDF
This publication is designed to help title II and title III entities understand how new requirements for swimming pools, especially existing pools, apply to them.

Questions and Answers: Accessibility Requirements for Existing Swimming Pools at Hotels and Other Public Accommodations

Revised ADA Requirements: Ticket Sales | PDF
This publication provides guidance on the Department's new nondiscrimination requirements that apply to selling tickets for assigned seats at events such as concerts, plays, and sporting events.

Revised ADA Requirements: Service Animals | PDF
This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Department’s new regulations.

More Technical Assistance Materials

FILING AN ADA COMPLAINT

Title II Complaint Form Standard form for filing a complaint under title II of the ADA or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability by State and local governments and by recipients of federal financial assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Filing an ADA Complaint

OTHER RESOURCES

Project Civic Access; Settlement Agreements under title II.

Title II Cases and Matters

Title II Technical Assistance Publications (1991 Regulations)