Welcome to DCBA

The L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is glad to work for you. Click here to learn more about our services.

Business connections

If you're a woman, veteran, or minority small business owner, find out how you might benefit from the Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Program.

Know the Wage

Our Wage Rules & Regulations tip sheet provides small business owners an overview of wage and hour requirements.

Enriching Lives

"I couldn't have done it without you. I got support, commitment, and reliability from the DCBA." - Barbara Clark, Los Angeles

Dealing with Debt

Join our debt collection workshops every Tuesday at the Norwalk Courthouse. Click for more details.

Consumer News

Chip-Enabled Credit Cards Changing the Way We Pay

Chip-enabled cards, a newer, more secure technology, will soon replace traditional credit cards. All major credit card companies are currently making the transition. If you own a small business, consider upgrading your equipment.

Layaway is an Option for Holiday Shoppers

With the holiday season just around the corner, you may already be thinking about getting a head start on holiday shopping. If you have no credit, limited credit, or you just want an alternative that allows you to spread out the cost of paying for gifts, layaway can be an effective way to pay.

Consumer News Alert: T-Mobile/Experian data breach

The personal information of up to 15 million customers of T-Mobile were exposed in a cyber attack on the credit reporting agency Experian. The data breach affected people who applied for T-Mobile services from Sept. 1, 2013 to Sept. 16, 2015.