Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Notice of Compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act: In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the City of Modesto will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.


The City of Modesto does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication

The City of Modesto will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of Modesto’s programs, services, and activities.

Modifications to Policies & Procedures

The City of Modesto will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City of Modesto offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Modesto, should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of Modesto to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaint Direction

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Modesto is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to: City of Modesto Risk Division - Email

City Hall
1010 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Phone: 209-571-5872
California Relay Service: 711 (for TTY users)

Grievance Procedure and Form

No Surcharge

The City of Modesto will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.