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
A new DBE Appeal Database is being developed. In the meantime, if you need a copy of a specific decision, please contact Babette Salmon, Departmental Office of Civil Right, at 202-366-4070, or by email at: S33AppealsManagementRecords@dot.gov.
How to file an appeal
You can appeal a decision through the DOT Office of Civil Rights: