WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU: BY PHONE, ONLINE, AND IN-PERSON

We are proud to re-open our new headquarters at the Hall of Records in Downtown Los Angeles for in-person service by appointment. We will follow LA County Health Officer’s Orders with required face coverings and other health protocols at our office. We will also continue to use technology to serve you online and by telephone. Find out more about the many ways DCBA can serve you.

Our New Doors Are Open. We are happy to serve you!

OUR SERVICES ARE FREE AND EASY TO USE.

It’s our mission to create a fair and vibrant marketplace for consumers and businesses.

ABOUT US

The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs has a long history of working to ensure a fair marketplace for L.A. County residents.

Get Your Family back on track after COVID-19. Get Ahead LA
GET AHEAD LA

DCBA can connect you to free financial resources: rental or food assistance, financial counseling, and more. There are programs that can help you get ahead.

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FORECLOSURE PREVENTION

Homeowners: Find out how DCBA’s Foreclosure Prevention experts can help you explore all of your options to keep you in your home.

Flex Your Defense Against COVID-19
FLEX YOUR DEFENSE

All residents ages 5 and older who live or work in LA County can get a COVID-19 vaccination for free. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com.

SCAM ALERT

Fraudsters constantly develop new scams to steal money from consumers and violate their rights. Education and awareness are the best tools to combat consumer fraud. Check this page regularly to learn about recent scams and how to avoid them.

AVOID COVID-19 VACCINE SCAMS

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is in Los Angeles County, scammers are targeting local residents with new, vaccine-related schemes. Protect your money and personal information. Learn the facts about how the vaccine is being distributed from the Department of Public Health.

Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

REPORT PRICE GOUGING

Report price gouging as you witness it in your community. From water to cleaning products, the Stop Price Gouging tool guides you through the process of filing a complaint and creating a profile so you can check the status your case.

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Top Holiday Scams to Avoid

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The holiday season brings cheer and charity. But before you make a purchase or donation, beware of the following scams. Utility Scams – Watch out for scammers posing as local utility company workers, threatening to cut off your electric, water, or gas services. Some are even taking advantage of people who need help paying these…

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Violations of COVID-19 Worker Protections Result in Fines to Businesses

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed several ordinances during the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect LA County’s workers. As part of its task of enforcing several of those COVID-19 related worker protections, the LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) has recently fined two businesses for violations and…

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Top 5 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

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Identity theft remains one of the most common crimes to affect consumers. But what is identity theft and how can you avoid becoming a victim? Identity theft is when someone uses your personal identifying or financial information without your permission. They might steal your name, address, credit card or bank account numbers, social security number…

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