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.


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

DCA investigators help put end to loan modification scam

Investigators from the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs assisted in a multi-agency investigation which led to jail sentences for four individuals involved in a loan modification scam.

Don’t let debt spoil your holiday season

For many consumers, giving gifts for the holidays can quickly turn into overspending. The Department of Consumer Affairs wants you to spend wisely this holiday season. Here are some important tips to keep you from falling into debt with your holiday shopping.

Increase Your Cyber Security During Holiday Shopping

With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, you may be doing more online shopping during the next couple of months. Large-scale data breaches are on the rise. While risk can never be fully eliminated, good online habits can certainly reduce your risk.