Attorney General

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The California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General (AG) represents the people of California, State Officers, state departments, boards and commissions in legal matters. The AG's office also assists District Attorneys, federal and international criminal justice agencies, as well as provides support for California's local law enforcement community, statewide narcotics enforcement efforts and participates in criminal investigations of various types. AG establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Californians from fraudulent, unfair and illegal activities that victimize consumers or threaten public safety and enforces the laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources.

Complaint Jurisdiction:

Advance fee loan finders, Affirmative Action/Civil rights, Antitrust matters, Appropriate dispute resolution assistance, Cases pertaining to Medi-Cal, community care facilities, adoption hearings, etc., Charitable trusts, Complaint filing assistance on cases being handled by Attorney General, Consumer information pamphlets, Contract wording in violation of California state law, Crime prevention center, Employment discrimination/sex-biased wage discrimination, Fraud of any kind, Just compensation for damages or property taken by state agencies, Lawsuits filed against state agencies, Price fixing, Sweepstakes, Telephone sales and scams (900 numbers), and Travel promoters.

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Office of the Attorney General

Public Inquiry Unit

P.O. Box 944255

Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)

(916) 210-6276 (Out of State)

(916) 323-5341 Fax

(800) 952-5548 (TDD in CA)

(916) 327-5564 (TDD Out of State)

English TTY/TDD (800) 735-2929

Spanish TTY/TDD (800) 855-3000

Voice (800) 735-2922

Los Angeles Office

300 South Spring Street

Suite 1700

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(800) 952-5225

(213) 897-2000

The AG's office also has an "Unidentified Persons Unit" for missing persons, where consumers can speak directly with staff.

(916) 227-3290

Missing Children's Hotline

(800) 222-3463

The Attorney General’s Megan’s Law Web site lists designated registered sex offenders in California. Registered Sex Offenders (Megan’s Law)

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