Reasonable Accommodations & ADA Compliance

Americans with Disability Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the County’s services, programs or activities. 

Employment 

The County 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Effective Communication 

The County 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 County’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. 

The County prioritizes web accessibility. Learn more about web accessibility options at www.calvertcountymd.gov/Accessibility .

Modifications to Policies & Procedures 

The County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all County programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in County 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 County program, service, or activity, should contact the County’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator as soon as possible, but not later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. If you believe that a County program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities, please direct your complaint to the Department of Community Resources, ADA Coordinator, at 410-535-1600 x 8803. 


County Responsibilities 

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

Contact Us or Request An Accommodation 

Grievance Procedure: 
Calvert County has an established grievance procedure for ADA complaints. View the procedure

Request An Accommodation:
The Calvert Government and its programs, services, activities, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication or a reasonable modification in programs, services or activities contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible, preferably 3 business days before the activity or event. 

All requests and grievances should be sent to: 
By mail: Calvert County Government ADA Coordinator Dept. of Community Resources  
P.O. Box 90  
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 

By email: adacoordinator@calvertcountymd.gov

By phone: 410-535-1600 x 8803

Transportation: 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Calvert County Public Transportation provides para transit service to persons determined as ADA para transit eligible for those trips that cannot be made using the county bus service. This service is provided during the same days/hours as the fixed routes to individuals who, because of a disability, are prevented from using our standard bus service. ADA Paratransit basic service provides curb-to-curb transportation to disabled citizens. On an individual, case-by-case basis, Calvert County Public Transportation will assist riders beyond the curb when riders need such assistance to travel from their origin to their destination. 

Calvert County will make reasonable accommodations upon request. Learn more on our Para Transit Services webpage.