Civil Rights

Non-Discrimination Notice

The City of Ithaca operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, and other protected categories in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law.
In addition, the City of Ithaca, under the Human Rights Protection chapter of the Ithaca City Code, is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participating in or denied the benefits of its public services on the basis of actual or perceived age; creed; color; disability; ethnicity; familial status; gender; gender expression; height; immigration or citizenship status; marital status; national origin; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; socioeconomic status; or weight.

More Information

The following links provide more information on the City’s policies and procedures for the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City’s Title VI Compliance Program, and the City’s Language Assistance Plan.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Title VI Compliance Program
Language Assistance Plan (LAP)

Tompkins County Human Rights Commission

If you feel as if you have been discriminated against in terms of housing, employment, lending, public accommodation, and education, you may file a complaint directly with Tompkins County by filing a complaint with the local Human Rights Commission, attention: Tompkins County Human Rights Commission, 120 West Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca, New York 14850, Phone: (607) 277-4080 | Fax: (607) 277-4016.

LGBTQ+ Liaison

The City of Ithaca's LGBTQ+ Liaison is Annie Sherman, Executive Assistant to the Mayor.  The role of the LGBTQ+ Liaison is to assist, advise, and consult with the Mayor, Common Council, and other city officials on LGBTQ+ issues; and to develop and maintain an open, trusting relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and those officials.  You can contact Annie Sherman at (607) 274-6501 or by email.

Contact Us

  1. Alan Karasin

    Acting City Clerk
    Department of Public Information & Technology


    108 E. Green St.
    Ithaca, NY 14850

    Phone: (607) 274-6570,
    Option 2
    Fax: (607) 274-6432


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Marriage licenses are available by appointment only. You can start the process by uploading your documents here.

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