News and Alerts
- Consumer Fraud Alert: Beware of Lottery Scammers Claiming to Be DCRA Officials
- Consumer Bill of Rights for Funeral Home Establishments
File a Complaint about a Business
Have a complaint about a business? Didn’t get what you paid for? We want to hear from you. DCRA can open investigations where losses total $250 or more, or there is a pattern or practice of abuse. Be sure to file your complaint within three years of the incident.
Report An Unlicensed Rental
Let us know if you believe that a residential rental property is operating without the proper license.
File or Track a Complaint with Professional Licensing
Whether buying a home or hiring a home improvement contractor, it is important to help ensure consumers work with licensed professionals, to prevent fraud or poor workmanship. Please remember, a contractor having a professional license does not guarantee that the contractor will be punctual, courteous or industrious. Do your research when choosing a licensed professional. Request references and check their online reviews.
File a Complaint with Weights & Measures
Ensure that the scales are accurate when weighing foods in your local grocery store, etc. Learn how you can protect yourself as a Consumer in the District of Columbia.
File a Zoning Complaint
Submit a Complaint for Trash Truck Noise
Trash collection by private haulers is prohibited between the hours of 9 pm and 7 am in residential, special purpose, or waterfront zones, or within 300 feet of any of these zones.
Verify a Basic Business License
Check to see if a business entity has active license(s). You can search by business name, license number or address. Then select “Licenses” and “Business Licenses” to view details.
File a Complaint for Use of a Gas-Powered Leaf Blower
The use of a gas-powered leaf blower is prohibited in the District of Columbia.