Consumer Services Guide (CSG)

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The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
 

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  • Cal-EPA
    The California Environmental Protection Agency is charged with developing, implementing and enforcing the state's environmental protection laws that ensure clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides and waste recycling and reduction. They are at the forefront of environmental science, using cutting-edge research to shape the state's environmental laws. Their mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality…

  • Calaveras County Housing Repair Program
    Calaveras County can assist low income individuals with low-interest loans, deferred loans, or other types of loans depending on your income level and need. You may qualify for a home repair loan even if you have been turned down by other lenders.

  • California - Athletic Commission
    The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) regulates professional and amateur boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts throughout the State by licensing all participants and supervising the events. The Commission is dedicated to the health, safety and welfare of participants in regulated competitive sporting events, through ethical and professional service.

  • California - Attorney General
    The Attorney General represents the people of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts and the supreme courts of California and the United States. The Attorney General also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions. Exceptions to the centralized legal work done on behalf of the state are listed in Section…

  • California - Better Business Bureau Central California & Inland Empire Counties (BBB)
    Contact for pre-purchase inquiry and complaint information on local businesses. Takes complaints on companies and arbitrates problems and disputes. Monitors and reviews local advertising and tracks and reports on charitable organizations. The California BBC is now Better Business Bureau Central California & Inland Empire Counties, also know as BBB CCIE.

  • California - Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
    The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) provides protection to consumers and services to businesses engaged in financial transactions. The DBO regulates a variety of financial services, products and professionals. The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies. Additionally, the Department licenses and regulates a variety of financial…

  • California - Department of Consumer Affairs
    The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) protects and serves California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace. DCA helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. The Department also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.

  • California - Department of Health Care Services
    Provides referrals for and answers questions concerning care in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or with home health agencies.

  • California - Department of Insurance
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.

  • California - Department of Justice's Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit
    The Department of Justice’s Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit enforces state and federal privacy laws, empowers Californians by showing them how to better control their personal information when they use innovative technologies, promotes smart online behavior by offering timely resources for consumers, parents and educators, works with companies on privacy trends and offers best practice guidance, and advises the Attorney General on privacy matters.

  • California - Department of Managed Care
    The Help Center at the Department of Managed Health Care explains your health care rights and helps you understand how to use your health care benefits. They make sure that health plans follow the law and address member complaints on time.

  • California - Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
    Contact if you have a complaint against a used or new car dealer concerning registration and sales or warranty repair problems. For service warranties, see the Federal Trade Commission or the Department of Insurance. DMV also regulates driving schools, dismantlers and registration service providers. For a referral to a DMV investigator, contact your local DMV office.

  • California - Department of Real Estate
    The mission of the California Bureau of Real Estate is to safeguard and promote the public interests in REAL ESTATE MATTERS through licensure, regulation, education and enforcement. Handles unfair, misleading or fraudulent treatment by a licensee in real estate transactions. Call for complaint form. State your specific complaint, list witnesses and include copies of all documents.

  • California - Department of Rehabilitation
    This Department works with consumers and other parties to help provide resources, job opportunities, and equal services to people with disabilities. The website contains a list of the offices in many statewide locations.

  • California - Housing Finance Agency (CHFA)
    CHFA finances below-market-rate loans to affordable rental housing and assists first-time home buyers.

  • California - Legislative Counsel
    Founded in 1913, the Office of Legislative Counsel is a nonpartisan public agency that drafts legislative proposals, prepares legal opinions, and provides other confidential legal services to the Legislature and others. The office also provides computer services, data networking, and related customer services to the Legislature. This site features information on current and past legislative bills in the state of California. You can use this…

  • California - Medical Board
    The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professions and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.

  • California - New Motor Vehicle Board
    Contact about problems with new or used vehicles purchased from new car dealerships. This is the only state agency that gives advice on the lemon law, but it does not have jurisdiction over lemon law cases.

  • California - Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA)
    OREA licenses real estate appraisers and ensures that appraisers obey national and California standards and law. This agency also investigates complaints against appraisers. Site features consumer information, as well as license verification of appraisers.

  • California - Osteopathic Medical Board
    To protect consumers and promote the highest professional standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California licenses osteopathic physicians and surgeons. The board investigates consumer complaints and uses its enforcement power to ensure practitioners abide by the provisions of the state Business and Professions Code/Medical Practice Act. To maintain their license, practitioners must successfully complete rigorous, periodic continuing education requirements…

  • California - Respiratory Care Board, Dept. of Consumer Affairs
    The mandate of the Respiratory Care Board is to protect and serve the consumer by administering and enforcing the Respiratory Care Practice Act and its regulations in the interest of the safe practice of respiratory care. Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) regularly perform critical lifesaving and life support procedures prescribed by physicians that directly affect major organs of the body. RCPs provide care directly to…

  • California - Telephone Medical Advice Services Bureau
    The bureau protects consumers by regulating businesses that provide telephone medical advice to California patients. Informs patients of their rights and pursue any reported harmful activities. This bureau serves both consumers and businesses that provide Telephone Medical Advice Services.

  • California - Weights and Measures Office
    State Weights and Measures Offices enforce laws and regulations about the labeling, weight, measure or count of packaged items including food and household products. These offices also regulate the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices in supermarket, gas stations, taxicabs, etc. Some city and county offices have weights and measures functions in addition to the state offices listed below that might be listed under either…

  • California Air Resources Board
    Handles complaints about smog devices and controls; provides research on the environment. Calls returned within four hours.

  • California Center for Law and the Deaf
    The mission of the California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD) is to protect and advance the legal rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing people to enable them to live independent, productive lives, with full access to the rights, privileges, entitlements, services, educational and employment opportunities available to others. Legal advice, consultation, and information are provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in issues involving deafness…

 
 
 

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