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State Government

Too often, red tape and bureaucracy hinder us from getting the results we need from government. Knowing whom to call for quick, accurate information is important and saves time and energy.

Below you will find useful telephone numbers and websites for State of California Agencies & Departments.

Attorney General
Consumer Inquiries or complaints: (800) 952-5225
Reports of Medi-Cal fraud or elder abuse: (800) 722-0432

Consumer Affairs
Consumer information includes filing a complaint, product recalls, license verification
Consumer updates: (800) 952-5210

Status of a contractor’s license and contractor complaints: (800) 321-2752

Consumer inquiries or complaints about brokers and investment advisors: (866) 275-2677

Information includes testing and accountability & specialized programs: (916) 319-0800

Employment Development
Assistance and information for the unemployed: (800) 300-5616

Fair Employment & Housing
Employment and housing discrimination complaints: (800) 884-1684

Financial Institutions
Consumer inquiries or complaints about state-regulated financial institutions: (800) 622-0620

Fish & Game
Report poachers and polluters: (888) 334-2258

Franchise Tax Board
Taxpayer information: (800) 852-5711

Office of the Governor
Express a concern about state government: (916) 445-2841

Health Care Services (Medi-Cal)
Questions on health benefits and/or eligibility: (800) 541-5555

Consumer Hotline: (800) 927-4357
Low-Cost Auto Insurance Program: (866) 602-8861

Managed Health Care
Complaints against a health maintenance organization (HMO): (888) 466-2219

Motor Vehicles
Appointments for driver license or vehicle registration renewal: (800) 777-0133

Medical Board
Complaints against a doctor and status of a doctor’s license: (800) 633-2322

Parks and Recreation
State campground reservations: (800) 444-7275

Public Utilities
Utility rates, service, and billing problems: (800) 649-7570

Resources, Recycling & Recovery (Calrecycle)
Recycling program information and complaints: (800) 732-9253

State Auditor
Reports or improper governmental activities: (800) 952-5665

Secretary of State
Elections and campaign information, corporations and partnerships, domestic partnerships, state archives: (800) 345-8683 or (916) 653-6814

Real time traffic information: (800) 427-7623

Veterans Affairs
Veterans benefits or complaints about providers: (800) 952-5626

Workers’ Compensation
Information and assistance: (800) 736-7401