Welcome to DCBA

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Share Your Voice

Business owners: Attend an upcoming forum to share your comments about a potential minimum wage increase.


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.

Your First College Lesson: Avoid Scholarship Scams

Getting a scholarship can help students manage the high costs of college. Searching for scholarships can be difficult and it might make you vulnerable to unrealistic promises and scams. Here are some common scholarship scams you should look to avoid.

How to find a tax preparer you can trust

Filing your income taxes can sometimes be tricky. There are many forms, worksheets, “schedules” and difficult terms to understand. How do you find someone who can do the job in a fair and correct way? Here are a few tips from DCBA and the IRS for finding a legitimate tax preparer.