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DBE Appeals Decisions


A firm that is denied certification or whose eligibility is removed by a recipient, including SBA-certified firms applying pursuant to the DOT/SBA MOU, may make an administrative appeal to the Department of Transportation. In addition, a complainant in an ineligibility complaint to a recipient including a concerned operating administration in the circumstances provided in §26.87(c) may appeal to the Department of Transportation Office of Civil Rights.

Search for Decisions

The DBE Appeal Decisions Database is hosted by the Departmental Office of Civil Rights (DOCR).  Please visit the link below to access DOCR's database. If you have any questions, please contact Babette Salmon, Departmental Office of Civil Right, at 202-366-4070, or by email at:

How to search for a DBE Appeal Decision