Welcome to DCA

The L.A. County Department of Consumer Affairs is glad to work for you. Click here to learn more about us and the services we provide.

Mediate with us!

Our Dispute Resolution Program is offering a 30-hour mediation skills training workshop in January to train mediators.

DCA TV

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

Our debt collection workshops at the Norwalk Courthouse will be back in 2015. Check back soon for more details.

Consumer News


Want to Be a Star? Start by Avoiding Talent Services Scams

Legitimate talent representatives do not to ask their clients for upfront money. Your success is their success. Unfortunately, some would-be talent service providers/agents are less concerned about your career aspirations. They want your money, right away, before the lights and cameras get flipped on.


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 DCA and the IRS for finding a legitimate tax preparer.


Don’t let holiday debt get you down, take action!

As much as you enjoyed seeing your friends and family open the gifts you purchased, are you now realizing that you spent more than you meant to during this holiday season? Here are 10 tips to help you tackle post-holiday debt.