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We're working on a series of consumer information videos. Check out our videos page for new Small Claims and Security Deposits clips.

Enriching Lives

"It's comforting knowing a competent department is providing service, free, for anyone who needs it." - Courtney Johnson, Marina del Rey

Dealing with Debt

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

Consumer News

The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs: new name, expanded services

The Department of Consumer Affairs has always been dedicated to making the County of Los Angeles a better place to live, shop, and do business. We continue that dedication with a significant change: a new department name to represent our expanded services. We are proud to reintroduce ourselves as the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.

DCBA celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is proud to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week from March 1-7, 2015

Consumer Alert: Anthem insurance data breach

The personal information of at least 80 million customers of Anthem health insurance has been stolen by hackers. The information stolen includes names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers, street addresses, e-mail addresses and employment information, including income data.