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.

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Abandoned Property
Accountants
Complaints
License Inquiries
Adoption
Apartment Information Vendors
Appliances/Major Household
For Industry Sponsored Assistance contact:
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Architects and Landscape Architects
Complaints
License Inquiries
Art Fraud
Attorneys - Complaints Against
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
Attorneys - Reimbursement of Contested Fees
Auctions
Banks
Boats
Bottle Return
Business Permits
Cable Television
Career Counseling
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
Safety Problems and Recall Information

To obtain information or report dangerous defects:

Cemeteries - Public
Charities
Check Cashing Services
Children
Abuse and Neglect Hotline
  • 800) 342-3720
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • (800) THE LOST
    (800) 743-5677
Children and Pregnant Women
Nutrition, Immunizations, Evaluations
Contractors
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
Credit Unions
Federally Chartered
State Chartered
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
Crime Victims Compensation
Customs
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
Disabled
General Information

Relay users, please dial Dial 7-1-1 and give the operator (518) 549-0200
To report abuse: 1-855-373-2122 (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
To report a death: 1-855-373-2124

Driving Schools
Elections
Fraud
Voter Registration
NYS
Electricians
Complaints
Employment Agencies
Complaints
Engineers
Complaints
License Inquiries
Environment
  • Attorney General's Environmental Crimes Hotline
    (800) 771-7755
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
Funeral Homes
Gambling
  • NYC Police Department: Vice Enforcement Division
Gasoline
Gas Stations
Price Gouging and Quality
Other
Going-Out-Of-Business Sales
Government
Complaints against NYC
Complaints Against NYS Agencies
Complaints Against Federal Agencies
Guns
Interpretation of Registration and Licensing Requirements
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
  • NYS Department of State
Hazardous Products
Food, Drug and Cosmetics Only
Hazardous Products
Health Care
Ambulances (private and EMS, paramedics, schools)
Hospitals (including private psychiatric)
  • NYS Department of Health: Hospital Program
    (212) 613-4820
    (800) 425-9324
    Product Safety Hotline: (800) 638-CPSC [2772]
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
Health Clubs
Bonding Inquiries
Hearing Aids
  • NYS Department of State
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)
Insurance [Other Than Health]
  • NYS Department of Financial Services
    (800)342-3736
Labor
Pensions and Benefits
Wages, Salaries, Unemployment Insurance, Job Placement
Workers Compensation
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
Land Surveyors
Complaints
License Inquiries
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
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:
License Inquiries
State Licenses
City Licenses
Corporate Filings
Loan Brokers - Licensed
  • NYS Banking Department
Lottery
  • NYS Division of the Lottery
Marshals
  • NYC Department of Investigation
Medicaid
Inquiries
Provider Fraud
NYS Department of Law: Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
28 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10005
(212) 417-5300
Recipient Fraud
Medicare
Fraud
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
Modeling
Mortgage Lenders and Brokers
Moving
Within NYS
Other counties in NYS
Interstate
Noise Pollution
Nursing Homes
Off-Track Betting
Oil/Home Heating
Price Gouging and Quality
Parking Garages
Parking Violations
  • Parking Violations Bureau Helpline:
    (718) 422-7800 (in state)
    (800) 813-9183 (Out of State)
    (718) 802-3555 (TTY)
  • You may also contact: NYC Department of Investigations
Pawnbrokers
Performing Artists
Pesticides
Plumbers
Licensing Inquiries
Complaints Against
Police
Complaints Against
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)

Potholes
Private Investigators
Process Servers
Property
Vacant Land (offered on Installment Sales Basis to NYS Residents)
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
Real Estate Appraisers and Brokers
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
Sanitation
Scaffolding
Schools
Private Schools
School Districts
Senior Citizens
Legal Advice on S.S.I., Social Security, Wills, etc
Legal Aid Society
90 Church Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 577-3300
Rent Assistance
  • See Landlord/Tenant/SCRIE
Other Inquiries
NYC:
NYS
Sewers
NYC:
NYS
Shipping
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
NYC Civil Court General Information
Social Workers
Complaints
License Inquiries
Storage
Mini-Storage
Storage Warehouse
Substance Abuse Programs
Complaints-Licensed and Un-licensed programs in place
License Inquiries
Supermarkets
Descriptive Advertising and Price Labeling
Tax

Hotline:
(800) 225-5829

Tax Preparers
Taxis and Car Services
Taxis and Car Services
Telecommunications & Energy
Gas, Electric, Telephone Billing and Water
Telemarketing
If consumer has not lost money
Also contact:
Toxic Substances
Inquiries About Dangers
Complaints about the Private Workplace.
Complaints by Public Employees
Traffic Violations
Moving Violations
  • In NYC, Rochester, Buffalo and Suffolk
  • In other counties
  • Traffic Violations Bureau Automated Information Line: (718) 488-5710
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
Veterans
Veterinarians
Complaints
License Inquiries