Phone: (650) 600-1816

State and Local Consumer Agencies in California

Get advice, help with complaints, and more.

State Consumer Protection Offices

California Bureau of Automotive Repair

Website:

E-mail:

BAREditor@dca.ca.gov

Toll-Free:

1-800-952-5210 (Consumer Questions)

 

California Department of Consumer Affairs

Website:

E-mail:

dca@dca.ca.gov

Phone Number:

916-445-1254

Toll-Free:

1-800-952-5210

TTY:

1-800-326-2297

 

California Office of the Attorney General

Website:

Phone Number:

916-322-3360

Toll-Free:

1-800-952-5225

TTY:

1-800-735-2929

 

Contractors State License Board

Website:

Phone Number:

916-255-3900 (Headquarters)

Toll-Free:

1-800-321-2752

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Consumer Protection Offices

 

 

County Consumer Protection Offices

Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

925-957-8604

 

Fresno County District Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

damail@co.fresno.ca.us

Phone Number:

559-600-3156

 
 

Kern County District Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

investigation@co.kern.ca.us

Phone Number:

661-868-2340

 

Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs

Website:

E-mail:

info@dcba.lacounty.gov

Phone Number:

213-974-1452

Toll-Free:

1-800-593-8222 (L.A. County)

TTY:

213-626-0913

 

Marin County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

415-473-6495

TTY:

415-473-3232

 

Monterey County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

831-647-7770

Napa County District Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

daconsumer@countyofnapa.org

Phone Number:

707-253-4059 (Hotline)

Toll-Free:

1-800-464-4211

 

Orange County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

714-834-3600

 

San Diego County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

619-531-4040

 

San Francisco County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

415-551-9595

 

San Mateo County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

650-363-4651

 

Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

consumer@da.sccgov.org

Phone Number:

408-792-2880

 

Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

dao@santacruzcounty.us

Phone Number:

831-454-2050

 

Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

805-346-7540

 

 San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

805-781-5856

 

Solano County District Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

dacepu@solanocounty.com

Phone Number:

707-784-6859

 

Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

209-525-5550

 

Ventura County District Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

805-662-1750 (Consumer Fraud)

 

 

   

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City Consumer Protection Offices

 

Los Angeles City Attorney's Office

Website:

Phone Number:

213-978-8040

 

San Diego City Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

cityattorney@sandiego.gov

Phone Number:

619-533-5500

 

Santa Monica City Attorney's Office

Website:

E-mail:

consumer.mailbox@smgov.net

Phone Number:

310-458-8336

TTY:

310-458-8696

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

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California Department of Business Oversight, Sacramento, CA

Website:

Phone Number:

916-327-7585

Toll-Free:

1-866-275-2677

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

 

California Department of Insurance, Los Angeles, CA

Website:

Toll-Free:

1-800-927-4357

TTY:

1-800-482-4833

California Department of Managed Health Care

Website:

Toll-Free:

1-888-466-2219

TTY:

1-877-688-9891

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

California Department of Business Oversight, Sacramento, CA

Website:

Toll-Free:

1-866-275-2677

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity, and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if some complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

California Public Utilities Commission

Website:

E-mail:

consumer-affairs@cpuc.ca.gov

Phone Number:

415-703-2782

Toll-Free:

1-800-649-7570

TTY:

1-866-836-7825

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