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.

One-Stop Shop

Opening a business? Our Small Business Concierge service can help show you the way and answer all of your questions.

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

Small Business Concierge a boon for L.A. County entrepreneurs

Starting a small business can be a difficult and daunting task. The County of Los Angeles has the one answer a prospective business owner needs: the Small Business Concierge.

Keep Protecting Yourself After the Disaster

This winter's expected El NiƱo storms might cause significant damage. If your property was damaged in a disaster, protect it. Thieves prey upon those who are most vulnerable. Know the difference between those who help and harm.

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.