Complaints for Other Agencies

Please use the following addresses, phone numbers, and webpages to contact an agency regarding a specific problem or question that is outside the Attorney General Office's jurisdiction. This list is not exhaustive but merely an attempt to put you in contact with other agencies to help solve your problem. Thank you.

Abandoned Property

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Accountants

- Complaints

- License Inquiries

Adoption

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Apartment Information Vendors

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Appliances/Major Household

  • For Industry Sponsored Assistance contact:
    Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
    20 N Wacker Drive
    Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Architects and Landscape Architects

- Complaints

- License Inquiries

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Art Fraud

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Attorneys - Complaints Against

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Attorneys - Referrals Organizations

- Indigent People Only

  • (Civil and Central Administration)
    Legal Aid Society
    90 Church Street
    New York, NY 10038
    (212) 577-3300
     
  • (Criminal Matters)
    Legal Aid Society
    80 Layfayette Street
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 577-3300

- All Callers

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Attorneys - Reimbursement of Contested Fees

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Auctions

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Banks

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Boats

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Bottle Return

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Business Permits

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Cable Television

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Career Counseling

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Cars

- Repairs Generally:

Within 90 days or 3,000 miles from the date car was last in the shop

If the 90 days expired and car was bought used

If the 90 days expired and the car is new

  • AUTOCAP-Greater NY Dealer's Association

Safety Problems and Recall Information
To obtain information or report dangerous defects:

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Cemeteries - Public

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Charities

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Check Cashing Services

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Children

  • Abuse and Neglect Hotline
    (800) 342-3720
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    (800) THE LOST
    (800) 743-5677

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Children and Pregnant Women

- Nutrition, Immunizations, Evaluations

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Contractors

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Court System

- Information on cases and pending litigation

  • New York City Civil Court:
    (212) 791-6000

- Complaints against individual judges

  • NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
    38-40 State Street
    Albany, NY 12207
    Phone (212) 949-8860

- Complaints against court officers

  • New York City Civil Court:
    (212) 791-6000

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Credit Unions

- Federally Chartered

- State Chartered

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Crime

Attorney General's Crime Victims Hotline

  • (800) 385-3111

Bronx

  • 215 East 161st Street
    Bronx, NY 10451
    (212) 590-2120

Manhattan

  • 1 Hogan Place
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 335-9000

Queens

  • 125-01 Queens Blvd.
    Kew Gardens, NY 11415
    (718) 520-5400

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Crime Victims Compensation

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Customs

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Daycare

To obtain a list of licensed daycare facilities within NYC or to register a complaint

  • NYC Department of Health: Bureau of Daycare
    2 Layfayette Street, 22nd Floor
    New York, NY 10048
    (212) 676-2444
    Complaint Hotline: (800) 732-5207

To obtain a list of licensed daycare facilites in New York State

  • NYS Department of Family Assistance: Bureau of Early Childhood Services
    40 North Pearl Street, 11th Floor
    Albany, NY 12243
    (518) 474-9516
    Public Information Office: (518) 474-9516

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Disabled

- General Information

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Driving Schools

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Elections

Fraud

- Voter Registration

NYS:

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Electricians

- Complaints

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Employment Agencies

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Engineers

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Environment

  • Attorney General's Environmental Crimes Hotline
    (800) 771-7755

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Food

- Contaminated Products and Item Pricing

  • NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
    55 Hanson Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 722-2876

- Food Stamps and Other Public Assistance Benefits

- Restaurant and Food Preparation

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Funeral Homes

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Gambling

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Gasoline

- Gas Stations

Price Gouging and Quality.

Other

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Going-Out-Of-Business Sales

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Government

Complaints against NYC

Complaints Against NYS Agencies

Complaints Against Federal Agencies

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Guns

Interpretation of Registration and Licensing Requirements

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Hairdressers and Cosmetologists

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Hazardous Products

Food, Drug and Cosmetics Only

Hazardous Products

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Health Care

- Ambulances (private and EMS, paramedics, schools)

Hospitals (including private psychiatric)

Hospital Billing Arbitration

  • [$60 fee, must file within 60 days (Workers Comp.) or 90 days (other)]
  • Empire State Medical, Scientific and Educational Foundation, Inc
    (800) 437-2234

Mental Health Clinics and State Psychiatric Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Other Professional Health Services

Problems Other Than Billing

Psychiatric Institutions (including Public and Private)

  • Bronx and Manhattan: Mental Hygiene Legal Service
    First Judicial Department
    60 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
    New York, New York 10010
    (800) 922-6457
  • Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester Mental Hygiene Legal Service
    Second Judicial Department
    170 Old Country Road
    Mineola, New York 11501
    (800) 922-6457

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Health Clubs

Bonding Inquiries

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Hearing Aids

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Infrastructure

- Streets and Non-toll Bridges

- Toll Bridges and Tunnels between NYC and NJ

Other Toll Bridges and Tunnels (Operated by Tri-borough Bridge and Tunnel Authority)

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Insurance [Other Than Health]

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Labor

- Pensions and Benefits

Wages, Salaries, Unemployment Insurance, Job Placement

Workers Compensation

NYS Workers Compensation Board

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Landlord/Tenant

Discrimination

Elderly

Equal Housing

Eviction Emergencies

    Court Action

    • If tenant has been served with summons, he/she must file an answer within 5 days in the court named in the summons. The court will assist.

    Housing Court for all boroughs:

    • (212) 374-8407
    • (212) 791-6000

    Harassment

    Maintenance and Safety

    • [Heat, hot water, lack of sanitation, unhealthy building conditions, faulty plumbing, broken elevator, windows broken]
    • NYS Department of Housing and Community Renewal: Division of Code Enforcement

    Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Waiting Lists and Rent

    Rent and Lease Complaints (Rent Stabilized, rent control, Mitchell/Lama, State subsidized Section 8 Tenants)

    Borough Offices:

    Bronx

    One Fordham Plaza, 2nd Floor
    Bronx, New York 10458
    (718) 563-5399

    Brooklyn


    55 Hanson Place, 7th Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11217
    (718) 722-4778

    Lower Manhattan: (South side of 110th and below)


    25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor
    New York, New York 10004
    (212) 240-6010

    Upper Manhattan (North side of 110th and above)

    Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Office Building
    163 West 125th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, New York 10027
    (212) 961-8930

    Queens

    92-31 Union Hall Street
    Jamaica, New York 11433
    (718) 739-6400

     

    Staten Island

    60 Bay Street, 7th Floor
    Staten Island, New York 10301
    (718) 816-0277

     

    Nassau County


    50 Clinton Street, 6th Floor
    Hempstead, New York 11550
    (516) 481-9494

    Rockland County


    94-96 North Main Street
    Spring Valley, New York 10977
    (914) 425-6575

    Westchester County


    55 Church Street, 3rd Floor
    White Plains, New York 10601
    (914) 948-4434

     

    Rent and Lease Complaints- In Buildings of 5 or fewer units

    • Consult a private attorney

    Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemptions (SCRIE)

    Sublets

    • Consult a private attorney

    Miscellaneous Tenant Inquiries

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    Land Surveyors

    Complaints

    License Inquiries

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    Lawyers - Complaints Against

    New York and Bronx Counties:

    Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Department
    61 Broadway, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10006
    (212) 401-0800

    Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties:

    Grievance Committee for the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts
    Renaissance Plaza
    335 Adams Street, Suite 2400
    Brooklyn, NY 11201-3745
    (718) 923-6300

    Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties:

    Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District
    399 Knollwood Road, Suite 200
    White Plains, NY 10603
    (914) 949-4540

    Nassau and Suffolk Counties:

    Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District
    6900 Jericho Turnpike
    Syosset, NY 11791
    (516) 364-7344

    Albany, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren and Washington Counties:

    Attorney Grievance Committee
    Third Judicial Department
    286 Washington Avenue Ext.
    Suite 200
    Albany, NY 12203

    Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego Counties:

    Grievance Committee for the Fifth Judicial District
    Syracuse Square
    465 South Salina Street
    Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 471-1835

    Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates Counties:

    Grievance Committee for the Seventh Judicial District
    Atttorney Grievance Committee
    50 East Avenue, Suite 404
    Rochester, NY 14604-2206
    (585) 530-3180
    Fax: (585) 530-3191

    Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genessee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties:

    Grievance Committee for the Eighth Judicial District
    1036 Ellicott Square Building
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    (716) 858-1190

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    Lawyers - Referrals Organizations

    Indigent People Only

    • (Civil and Central Administration)
      Legal Aid Society
      90 Church Street
      New York, NY 10038
      (212) 577-3300

    (Criminal Matters)

    • Legal Aid Society
      80 Layfayette Street
      New York, NY 10013
      (212) 577-3300

    All Callers:

    New York State Bar Association - Lawyer Referrals and Information Services

    (800) 342-3661
    (518) 487-5709 - In the Albany Area

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    License Inquiries

    State Licenses

    City Licenses

    Corporate Filings

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    Loan Brokers - Licensed

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    Lottery

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    Marshals

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    Medicaid

    Inquiries

    Provider Fraud

    • NYS Department of Law: Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
      28 Liberty Street
      New York, NY 10005
      (212) 417-5300

    Recipient Fraud

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    Medicare

    Fraud

    • Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Investigation

      Jacob K. Javits Federal Building (Regional Office)
      26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3835
      New York, New York 10278
      Office Number: 212-264-2560

      Hubert H. Humphrey Building
      200 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC  20201

      Toll Free Call Center:   1-877-696-6775

    Inquiries

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    Modeling

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    Mortgage Lenders and Brokers

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    Moving

    Within NYS

    Other counties in NYS

    Interstate

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    Noise Pollution

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    Nursing Homes

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    Off-Track Betting

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    Oil/Home Heating

    Price Gouging and Quality

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    Parking Garages

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    Parking Violations

    • Parking Violations Bureau Helpline:
      (718) 422-7800 (in state)
      (800) 813-9183 (Out of State)
      (718) 802-3555 (TTY)

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    Pawnbrokers

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    Performing Artists

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    Pesticides

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    Plumbers

    Licensing Inquiries

    Complaints Against

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    Police

    Complaints Against

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    Pollution

    Air, Hazardous Waste, Industrial Waste and Noise

    Environmental Crimes - (chemical, oil or solid waste dumping or spilling; dangerous handling of chemical wastes; other hidden or unlawful pollution activities)

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    Potholes

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    Private Investigators

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    Process Servers

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    Property

    Vacant Land (offered on Installment Sales Basis to NYS Residents)

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    Public Assistance

    Inquiries (About AFDC, HEAP, Eviction Emergency Assistance, etc.)

    Legal Advice

    • Legal Aid Societ
      90 Church Street
      New York, NY 10038
      (212) 577-3300

    Fraud

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    Real Estate Appraisers and Brokers

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    Records, Vital

    Adoption Records, NYC

    Birth and Death Certificates, NYC (from Jan 1, 1910)

    Birth and Death Certificates NYS (excluding NYC)

    Adoption Records, NYC

    Social Security

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    Sanitation

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    Scaffolding

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    Schools

    Private Schools

    School Districts

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    Senior Citizens

    - Legal Advice on S.S.I., Social Security, Wills, etc

    • Legal Aid Society
      90 Church Stree
      New York, NY 10038
      (212) 577-3300

    Rent Assistance

    • See Landlord/Tenant/SCRIE

    Other Inquiries

    NYC:

    NYS:

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    Sewers

    NYC:

    NYS:

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    Shipping

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    Small Claims Court

    Information on How to Use The Court

    • New York Public Interest Research Group: Small Claims Court Action Center
      (212) 349-6460

    NYC Civil Court General Information
    (212) 791-6000

    In NYC

    Outside NYC

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    Social Workers

    Complaints

    License Inquiries

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    Storage

    Mini-Storage

    Storage Warehouse

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    Substance Abuse Programs

    Complaints-Licensed and Un-licensed programs in place

    License Inquiries

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    Supermarkets

    Descriptive Advertising and Price Labeling

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    Tax

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    Tax Preparers

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    Taxis and Car Services

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    Telecommunications & Energy

    Gas, Electric, Telephone Billing and Water

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    Telemarketing

    If consumer has not lost money

    Also contact:

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    Toxic Substances

    Inquiries About Dangers

    Complaints about the Private Workplace.

    Complaints by Public Employees

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    Traffic Violations

    Moving Violations

    • In NYC, Rochester, Buffalo and Suffolk
    • In other counties
    • Contact the local office listed on the ticket
    • Traffic Violations Bureau Automated Information Line:
      (718) 488-5710

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    Transit

    City Subways and Buses

    Staten Island Ferry Traffic and Private Bus Lines

    (212) CALL DOT
    [(212) 225-5368]

    L.I. Railroad, Metro North, SIRTA, MSBA, MABSTOA, NYC Transit Authority

    Fraud, Abuse and Complaints Hotline:
    (800) MTA IG4U
    [(800) 682-4448]

    Airports, PATH train, Port Authority Bus Station

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    Veterans

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    Veterinarians

    Complaints

    License Inquiries

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