American Restroom Association
PO Box 65111                                                                        
Baltimore, MD 21209

800-247-3864 - Information and general questions
571-354-6907 - Government and Media 
410-367-1254 - FAX

ARA Form 08-07


The American Restroom Association is not qualified to provide legal advice.

If your question relates to not being allowed to use a toilet in the workplace please consider directing your question to the appropriate Regional or Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration 

The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line

If you were not allowed to use the restroom in building  -  customer restrooms are typically a requirement of the building plumbing codes. Suggest you contact your local commercial building code enforcement office. Being aware of how the codes ‘reads’ before calling will make it less likely that a 'busy' code enforcement official will tell you there is no 'customer restroom' code. [unofficial code sample ]  Municipal public health departments typically require that mandated restrooms be sanitary and particularly that food handling establishments have restrooms that are clean and that they have soap and hot water.  

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American Restroom Association                                      
PO Box 65111                                                                        
Baltimore, MD 21209
202-747-6031 - Policy and Media queries 410-358-9007(FAX)

WARNING AND DISCLAIMER: The American Restroom Association (ARA) is formally incorporated in the State of Maryland and is a subsidiary of the International Paruresis Association  ARA is not qualified to provide legal advice. This web site contains non-vetted information that is un-official and for education only. There are no formal or financial agreements with any persons or entities cited. Some material is from copyrighted sources. This material is for education only and it must be source referenced.

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