Items marked (*) available in Arabic, Samoli, Spanish, Creole and French located on the column to the right.


  • MHRA Introduction brochure (PDF) *
  • After a Complaint of Discrimination Has Been Filed with the Maine Human Rights Commission a/k/a FAQ's*
  • Mediation Program
  • "MHRA Guarantees" Poster *
    Learn about the rights guaranteed by the Maine Human Rights Act.
  • An overview of the Maine Human Rights Commission and the types of discrimination covered by the Maine Human Rights Act.
  • Commission Counsel Memo's
    Internal memoranda written by Commission Counsel offered as guidance
  • Service Animal Video
    Service and assistance animals provide much-needed support for people with disabilities by doing tasks that range from helping those with mobility issues navigate through traffic, alerting those with "hidden" disabilities of an oncoming seizure or panic attack, or activating emergency systems for those who cannot physically do so. The use of such animals, which keeps people with disabilities living and involved in their communities, is tightly regulated by federal and state civil rights laws, including the Maine Human Rights Act. This video explains what service and assistance animals are, and what rules apply to them and their owners.


Information by Jurisdiction


Public Accommodation

  • Non-residential facilities (PDF) *
    Comparison of 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Maine Human Rights Act 
  • Service Animals in Places of Public Accommodation (Federal)
    The "service animal" provisions for public accommodations under state and federal law are the same.  Accordingly, the DOJ Revised Guidance on Service Animals, available online at, may be used for both (although miniature horses are only covered under federal law). “Service animals” are defined differently in housing, and the Commission’s separate guidance should be used in that context.
  • Service Animals in Places of Public Accommodation  (PDF) (Maine)