Settlement Agreement between

the United States of America and

Stewart County, Georgia


On May 9, 2013, the Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement with  Stewart County, Georgia under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

The Department of Justice initiated a compliance review of Stewart County to improve access for people with disabilities to civic life in Stewart County. The compliance review is part of Project Civic Access, a Departmental initiative to ensure greater access for persons with disabilities to state and local government programs, services, activities, and facilities. An on-site survey of the County's buildings, programs, and services was conducted in August 2011. The County Attorney and County staff worked cooperatively with the Department throughout the compliance review process in order to reach an agreement.

Facilities and programs surveyed by the Department and covered by the agreement include: Brooklyn Fire Station, the Stewart County Health Department, the Stewart County M.R. Center, the Stewart County Senior Center, the Stewart County Sheriff's Department, the Lumpkin Municipal Building, the Stewart County RV Park, the Stewart County Commissioner's Office, Louvale Fire Station, Old Omaha City Hall, and Richland City Hall.

The text of the settlement agreement specifies the modifications Stewart County will be making to its programs, services, and facilities. Among other things, the County has agreed to:

The agreement requires actions to be completed within three years. The Department will actively monitor compliance with the agreement until it has confirmed that all required actions have been completed.


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