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Top 25 Questions asked to the Attorney General's Office

  • Who should I contact about most county/township/borough issues?
    The District Attorney oversees the county and should be who you contact in regard to an issue or an issue not being resolved.  Click here your find your county district attorney. 
     
    Who do I reach out to with a complaint against a district attorney or my attorney?
    You can contact the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court. 
     
    Where do I complain about a judge?
    You should contact the Judicial Conduct Board.  
     
    Where can I file a complaint against a State Trooper?
     
    If you do not get satisfaction with the Pennsylvania State Police you can contact the Governor’s Office at 717-787-2500.
     
    How do I obtain a concealed carry permit?
    For Pennsylvania residents you should contact your county sheriff’s office where you reside to apply for your concealed carry permit. 
     
    For out of state residents any county sheriff’s office in Pennsylvania handles concealed carry permit applications.  
     
    Where can I place a complaint against a prison/jail? 
    If it is a county facility you should contact that county’s district attorney’s office.
     
    If it is a state facility you should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
     
    Who do I contact if I have a complaint against a hospital or nursing home?
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health oversees hospitals and nursing homes.  You can place a complaint against a hospital by clicking here.  You can place a complaint against a nursing home here 
     
    What is the best way to contact the Home Improvement Contractor Section?
    The fastest way to contact our Home Improvement Contractor section is to send them an email at HIC@attorneygeneral.gov
     
    Who can I email about a scam or scam phone calls?
    You can email our Bureau of Consumer Protection at consumers@attorneygeneral.gov
     
    Who do I contact or email to follow up on a current consumer protection complaint?
    You should contact our Bureau of Consumer Protection at consumers@attorneygeneral.gov or phone at 1-800-441-2555. 
     
    How do I contact the Financial Enforcement Section within the Office of Attorney General about money owed to the Commonwealth or to check the status of my account?  
    You can call 866-275-9953 or email finenf@attorneygeneral.gov
     
    Who do I contact about issues or a complaint against my employer?
    You should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry at 717-787-3756.
     
    Who do I contact if I have a problem with my benefits, retirement or health plan?
    For state employees you should contact the Pennsylvania State Employee Retirement System or your human resource section.  
     
    If you are a non-state employee you should contact the United States Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration.
     
    Where do I register a new business or register a fictitious name?  
    The Pennsylvania Department of State, Corporation Bureau handles fictitious name registration as well as business registration. 
     
    Who should I contact with child support issues in Pennsylvania? 
    You can contact the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement at 717-783-9659.  
     
    Can the Pennsylvania Attorney General give me legal advice or representation?  
    The Pennsylvania Attorney General is bound by the Commonwealth Attorney’s Act and is not permitted to give legal advice, interpretation or representation.  The Pennsylvania Attorney General represents the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and all state agencies. and does not provide private legal counsel. To find an attorney you should contact the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at 800-692-7375.

    How do I file a complaint against a doctor? 
    You should contact the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs at 800-822-2113.
     
    Where do I report identity theft?
    For identity theft on a state level, you should contact the Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection at 800-441-2555 or by email at consumers@attorneygeneral.gov
     
    To report identity theft on a federal level, you should contact Federal Trade Commission at 877-438-4338 or on their website.
     
    Where can I report welfare fraud?
    You can report welfare fraud to the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General’s Fraud Tip line at 800-932-0582.
     
    Where do I report someone for committing social security fraud?
    You can report social security fraud to the United States Office of Inspector General at 800-269-0271 or on their website
     
    Where would I file a complaint dealing with the delivery of my mail?
    You should contact the United States Postal Inspection Service
     
    Where can I obtain a Private Criminal Complaint Form?
    Private Criminal Complaint forms are available through your county District Attorney’s office or your local Magistrate’s office.
     
    Who would I contact if I have a complaint against my local police department?
    You should contact that county’s District Attorney’s office.
     
    Who would I contact if I had questions about an election?
    You should contact your county election office.  You may also want to contact the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Commissions and Elections at 717-787-5289.
     
    Who do I contact about the validity of a marriage license? 
    If you are inquiring about a foreign marriage, you should contact the United States Department of State
     
    You may also want to contact the Pennsylvania Department of State 
    If you were married in another state and want to know if your marriage will be recognized in Pennsylvania, you can contact your county’s Register of Wills.