Accessibility

Beach Wheel Chair
The City's public facilities are either all ADA compliant or a compliance plan is in place to make it so. Please let us know if you discover a problem in this regard!

For example:
  • The Community House or Guard House on Van Horne at Campbell has been equipped with an accessible elevator.
  • City Hall Auditorium is equipped with a video/audio recording system to allow live feed and rebroadcast of meetings of interest to those unable to come to the meeting in person. Part of this equipment includes hearing assistive devices which are available for the asking at the sound desk at the back of the auditorium as you arrive.
  • Our public buildings have automated door opening systems to make easy entry for those with crutches or wheelchairs.
  • We try to make our website more accessible using the available accessibility features of the world wide web and HTML coding. (Be sure to give us some feedback if you find pages or sections that are difficult to navigate!)

Beach Accessibility


We also want everyone to be able to enjoy the beach! The beaches are being made more accommodating by featuring hard-surfaced, wheelchair mats at the end of several of the dune crossovers, and fat-tired wheel chairs are available at the Ocean Rescue HQ at the south beach near the ramp up to the Pier and Pavilion off the end of Tybrisa Street. If you need to check availability of one of these wheel chairs before heading to the beach, you can check in with the lifeguards at 912-786-4573, ext. 119.

Wheel-chair mats provide a hard surface for wheelchairs. Our mats are being extended from the end of the dune cross-over out to the hard sand at the high water mark, which will allow for even more mobility up and down the beach, especially with our beach wheelchairs. These wheelchairs are made to be easy to get into and out of and are built with fat, plastic tires to keep them from sinking into the sand. Our Triolo chair even floats, although the exact type of chair available may vary from time to time depending on repairs and purchases of equipment! To check out the chairs, you will need a valid photo ID, and we ask that you fill out a survey to help us determine how and when the chairs are being used.
Beach Access Surface Sign
The Mobimats are located at:
  • Area 24 marker North Beach Mid-Lot Cross-over
  • Second Avenue Cross-over (East Gate) Area 24 marker
  • Area 24 marker 18th Street Cross-over
Beach Walking Path

2016 ADA Transition Plan - City of Tybee Island, Georgia
Building/Facility Name Loc'n Street Sq.Ft. ADA Correction  Expected 
Police Department 78 Van Horn 7578 Compliant N/A N/A
Guard House/Community Building 31 Van Horn 2367 Compliant N/A N/A
Jaycee Park Playground Bathroom 31A Van Horn 1152 Compliant N/A N/A
Tybee Lite Shrine Club 35 Meddin Drive 1800 Compliant N/A N/A
North Beach Bathrooms 31B Meddin Drive 480 Compliant N/A N/A
North Beach Grill 33 Meddin Drive 1100 Compliant N/A N/A
Arts Center 7 Cedarwood Drive 2900 Compliant N/A N/A
City Hall 403 Butler Avenue 5520 Compliant N/A N/A
River's End Campground Pool 5C Fort Avenue 1875 Compliant N/A N/A
River's End Campground Enclosed Pavilion 5D Fort Avenue Compliant N/A N/A
River's End Campground Bath House #1 5E Fort Avenue 352 Compliant N/A N/A
River's End Campground Bath House #2 5G Fort Avenue 198 Compliant N/A N/A
River's End Pool 5 Fort Avenue Compliant N/A N/A
River's End Cabin (#109) 5 Fort Avenue 90% Compliant Have ADA Accessible Cabin. Purchase ADA Compliant Cabin 2017
Life Guard Building - Deck 1511 Strand Avenue 600 Compliant N/A N/A
Marine Science Building - Public Area 1509 Strand Avenue 4000 Compliant N/A N/A
Marine Science Bathroom  1509B Strand Avenue 389 Compliant N/A N/A
16th Street Parking Lot ADA Restroom 16th  Street Parking Lot Compliant N/A N/A
Memorial Park Bathroom 402B Jones Avenue Compliant N/A N/A
Gymnasium 202 5th Street 10,000 Compliant N/A N/A
Old School Building 204A 5th Street 10,664 Compliant N/A N/A
Cafeteria 204B 5th Street 3428 Compliant N/A N/A
YMCA Building (Annex) 204C 5th Street 4178 90% Compliant Install ADA Automatic Door at Entrance 2016
Marine Rescue Headquarters 2 Old Highway 80 1200 Compliant N/A N/A
Highway 80/Butler Ave Sidewalks Teresa Lane to Silver Avenue Compliant N/A N/A
Butler Avenue Sidewalks  Silver Ave to 18th Street Compliant N/A N/A
Beach Access with Mobi Mats - 3 Access Points North Beach/2nd St/18th St Compliant N/A N/A
Public Beach Wheelchairs Available - 2 1511 Strand Avenue Compliant N/A N/A
ADA Parking in Public Parking Lots Compliant N/A N/A


Additional ADA information:

TITLE VI POLICY STATEMENT

The City of Tybee Island is committed  to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. The City of Tybee Island assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration  Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The City of Tybee  Island further assures every effort  will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether or not those  programs and activities are federally funded. In addition, The City of Tybee  Island will take reasonable steps  to provide meaningful access to services for persons  with Limited English Proficiency.

As provided under Section l62a of the Federal-Aid  Highway Act of 1973 (section 324, title 23 U.S.C.), the City of Tybee Island shall not discriminate on tbc ground of sex and the City of Tybee Island shall submit a certification to the FHWA indicating that the requirement of  section 162a of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 have been added to its assurances.

When the City of ·Tybee Island distributes federal aid funds to sub-recipients, sub-recipients will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

The City of Tybee Island's Human Resource Department  is responsible tor initiating and monitoring Title VJ activities, preparing required reports and other city responsibilities as required by 23 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 200 and 49 Code of .Federal Regulation 21.


D. Schleicher, City Manager,    Date: October 1, 2013

Title VI Compliance

Compliance Statement

 The City of Tybee Island assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The City of Tybee Island further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.  The City of Tybee Island Title VI coordinator is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other responsibilities as required by Title VI. 

For Additional Information/Complaints

For additional information about the City of Tybee Island’s non-discrimination obligations under Title VI, or to file a Title VI Discrimination Complaint, please send your written request or complaint to:

Janice Elliott
HR Division Director and Title VI Coordinator
P.O. Box 2479
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
jelliott@cityoftybee.org  

TITLE VI COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

A complaint alleging discrimination against a department or entity within the City of Tybee Island should be filed with the Title VI Coordinator. The Title VI Coordinator is primarily responsible for receiving and acknowledging complaints, investigating and reporting the findings. Complaints are preferred in writing preferably using the complaint form, which can be downloaded here, and sent to the City of Tybee Island Title VI.

The City of Tybee Island Title VI Coordinator will keep the original complaint form and will forward a copy to GDOT, Office of EEO, Title VI/Environmental Justice Specialists, 600 West Peachtree Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308.  The complaint must be filed no later than 180 calendar days after the alleged discriminatory incident.

The Title VI Coordinator along with the Title VI/Environmental Justice Specialist will investigate complaints against all other departments, in conjunction with and under the advice of the City of Tybee Island’s Attorney, and will make a finding based on the investigation. The investigation may include a discussion of the complaint with all affected parties to determine the problem.

The Title VI Coordinator will maintain a Title VI Complaint Log detailing the type and status of each complaint. The Title VI Complaint Log shall be maintained in a locked filing cabinet and shall be maintained for a period of three years. The log shall include a case file number; indicate the date of receipt; nature of complaint; and disposition of the complaint.

Complaint files shall include a copy of the written complaint; a record of contacts made and information obtained during the investigation; and other related correspondence from the complainant, agency or organization against whom the complaint was made. Complaints shall be held strictly confidential to the extent allowable by law.

When the investigation is concluded, the Title VI Coordinator, the Title VI/Environmental Justice Specialist in cooperation with the City of Tybee Island’s Attorney, will prepare a written report of findings. Should this report include a finding of Title VI violation, proposed remedial action shall also be included in the report.

 The final report will include the following: 
  • the written complaint containing the allegation, basis, and date of filing
  • summarized statements taken from witnesses
  • findings of fact
  • opinion (based on all evidence in the record) that the incident is substantiated or unsubstantiated
  • remedial action(s) for substantiated cases 

The Title VI Coordinator will retain a copy of the report on permanent file and the findings will be communicated to the complainant within ten (10) business days of the finding. The complainant may also file a complaint with the Regional Division of the U.S. Office of Civil Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. To allow for sequential filing with external entities, the report shall be released no later than sixty (60) calendar days after the date on which the complaint was received. Any complainant unsatisfied with the finding may choose to appeal the finding to an external entity such as the Regional Division of the U.S. Office of Civil Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Should a complaint be filed with the City of Tybee Island and an external entity simultaneously, the external complaint shall supersede the City of Tybee Island’s complaint and the City of Tybee Island’s complaint procedures will be suspended pending the external findings.

If corrective action(s) are recommended, the alleged discriminatory contractor or sub- contractor will be given thirty (30) calendar days to inform the investigation coordinator of the actions taken for compliance. Corrective actions can be in the form of actions to be taken at a future date after the initial thirty (30) days with projected time period(s) in which action will be completed. All corrective actions must be made within sixty (60) days from the date of the actual recommendation.

If the recommended corrective action(s) have not been taken within the sixty (60) days’ time period allowed, the contractor or sub-contractor will be found to be in non- compliance with Title VI rules and regulations, and a plan will be undertaken for enforcement action.

Appeal Procedures

The complainant has the right to appeal all written reports to the Title VI Coordinator in writing within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the final report of findings.

  • The appeal must specifically cite the portion(s) of the finding with which the complainant disagrees and his/her reason(s) for disagreement.
  • The Title VI Coordinator will forward this appeal within seven (7) days to the appropriate Title VI Advisory Board for review.
  • The Board's review of the finding will be based on the entire record.
  • The Board must complete the appeal review within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of the    appeal.
  • The Board will forward their written findings to the complainant, the Title VI coordinator, the City of Tybee Island’s Attorney, and the City of Tybee Island’s City Manager, Mayor and Council.

Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form