Enforcement Services


To achieve a bias-free living and working environment in the Louisville Metro geographical jurisdiction by monitoring equal access programs, enforcing equal access laws, and educating the public.


Our agency enforces and monitors Affirmative Action Plans for contractors and vendors doing business with Louisville Metro Government according to Louisville Metro Ordinance No. 214, Series 2005.


In June of 2007, the Louisville Metro Council re-enacted former City of Louisville Ordinance No. 140, Series 1988.  The newly re-enacted Louisville Metro Ordinance No. 102, Series 2007, which is administrated by the Human Relations Commission, establishes the certification process for businesses owned, operated, and controlled by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.
To qualify as an MBE/FBE/HBE, an applicant must provide proof that the company is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by one or more minorities,  females, or persons with a disability.  In order for a business to obtain certification, it must go through an application process that gathers information about the makeup of the organization.


Louisville Metro Ordinance No. 214, Series 2005 establishes a policy of encouraging contractors to solicit minority, female, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities as contractors, suppliers, and subcontractors in contracts.  Louisville Metro Government establishes goals for utilization of certified vendors in its annual procurement expenditures.

    15% Certified Minority Owned Businesses

    5% Certified Female Owned Businesses

    .5% Certified Handicapped Owned Businesses

Click here to access the Contract Compliance and Certification System and find all paperwork