Americans With Disabilities Act

The U.S. Congress signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, and it went into effect in 1992. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in access to jobs, public accommodations, government services and programs, public transportation, and telecommunications. 


In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Lynnwood will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City of Lynnwood is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. The City complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA and any amendments to the ADA.

Effective Communication: The City of Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Lynnwood will make all reasonable modifications to its 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 Lynnwood offices, even where pets are generally prohibited, as long as the animal does not create a legitimate safety risk or fundamentally alter the nature of the City’s services.

The City of Lynnwood 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.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid, service, translation or interpretation for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Lynnwood, should complete an  Accommodations, Translation or Interpreter Request through the ADA Coordinator, as soon as possible but no later than 10 calendar days before the scheduled event.

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

ADA Complaints: Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Lynnwood is not accessible to persons with disabilities please complete this online form, ADA Complaints. Questions should be directed to Assistant City Administrator Julie Moore,, 425-670-5023, City Hall 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood WA 98036.

Complaints can be submitted by email, letter, or if necessary, your complaint will be heard verbally. A record of your complaint and the action taken will be maintained in a complaint file in the ADA Coordinator’s office. A decision concerning any ADA grievance or complaint will be considered by the designated ADA Coordinator within 20 days of being filed.

The City of Lynnwood is currently working on an ADA Self-Evaluation Transition Plan, for more information visit the ADA Self-Evaluation Transition Plan project page.

Request an Accommodation: The City of Lynnwood will provide accommodations upon request. Requests can be made to the specific department where service is required, or can be requested through the ADA Coordinator. We kindly request at least ten calendar days notice to provide accommodations.

Request an Accommodation, Translation, or Interpreter