As the lead state agency in North Dakota for Title II (Public Services) and Title III (Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), training and technical assistance is provided to both public and private agencies to assist them in complying with the various provisions of the act.
The Division of Community Services also receives and responds to numerous questions on requirements of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines as they apply to new construction, alterations, and new additions to buildings and facilities throughout North Dakota. For more information on these specifications visit the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities.
A state agency or the governing body of a political subdivision shall require from any individual preparing plans and specifications for a building or facility subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [Pub. L.101-336; 104 Stat. 327], a statement that the plans and specifications are, in the professional judgment of that individual, in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards for accessible. The completed ADDAAG Conformance Statement is to be retained by the permitting jurisdiction or state agency, and a copy is to be filed with the North Dakota Division of Community Services.
Should you have any questions about the ADAAG Conformance Statement, the Americans with Disabilities Act or Accessibility Guidelines, or what buildings and facilities are subject to the Act, or should you want to obtain a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, contact Bruce Hagen at (701) 390-4806.
U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments
Department of Justice ADA