In a continuing effort to meet the goals and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Martin County Board of County Commissioner’s (MCBOCC) Administration Department manages Martin County's ADA Compliance Program. This program provides training to county departments and assists developers, builders, business owners and other citizen groups in understanding the issues and requirements of the ADA. Special attention is given to development review for both public and private construction projects to ensure that accessibility is provided to all citizens.
The ADA defines disability as a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. ADA protection extends not only to individuals who currently have a disability, but to those with a record of a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or who are perceived or regarded as having a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Martin County does not discriminate in its programs and services on the basis of religion, age, race, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, or disability and complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
The Act does not require actions that would fundamentally alter the County’s programs or services or that impose an undue financial or administrative burden; however, the County will make reasonable changes to its policies and programs to ensure qualified persons with disabilities have equal opportunity for its services, programs and activities.
Request for an accommodation should allow for sufficient time to provide it. The County does not surcharge any person or group for the cost of providing appropriate auxiliary aids or services, or for reasonable modifications of its policies. To request an accommodation, make a suggestion or complaint regarding inaccessible programs, services or activities see the below procedure.
Accommodation Requests & Grievances
To make an accommodation request, grievance or suggestion regarding a county program or service, please contact the Martin County ADA Coordinator by:
Mail: Martin County Government
Attn: ADA Coordinator
2401 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, Florida, 34996
Upon review of the question, concern, or complaint of accessibility, a face-to-face meeting will take place if unable to resolve accessibility via email or phone. Please give sufficient notice and please also provide the following information if you are requesting an accommodation:
- Your specific need
- Your accommodation request or suggestion(s)
- Your name and contact information
ADA Business Evaluations and Property Inspections
All commercial site plans, including multi-family projects, are reviewed during the development review process specifically for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act. Each project is required to be inspected prior to building permit final to ensure compliance. This inspection may also be required for tenant improvements on older site plans to ensure continued compliance and updates.
All commercial properties in Martin County are subject to property inspections as protocol during permitting. If you would like a free checklist to evaluate your business for ADA compliance, please use the "ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities" document provided below.
If you would like to have an existing business evaluated for ADA compliance, please select the "Submit a Request for Help or Information" button below to submit a request.
If you any have additional questions about Martin County's ADA Compliance Program, please select the "Submit a Request for Help or Information" button below to submit an inquiry.