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.

We can mediate

If you have a dispute with an individual or business, our trained mediators can help the two parties reach a reasonable solution.


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

Watch Out for Elder Financial Abuse Scams

The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It's a good time to remind ourselves of the best ways to keep seniors safe from elder financial abuse.

Home Buying Tips for First-Time Buyers

June is National Homeownership Month and in celebration, we put together this list of helpful hints and resources for first-time home buyers.

Public comment on potential minimum wage increase completed

DCBA has completed its series of business forums on potential minimum wage increase. Thank you for contributing your comments.