Who Is State Attorney General?

In the USA the state Attorney General is the chief legal officer of a state who represents the government in litigation, serves as legal advisor to state government agencies and legislatures, ensures that rights and interests of people are protected in a proper way.

What Does the State Attorney General Do?

The state attorney general duties may vary from state to state, but basically include:

  • representing the state and its agencies in civil actions;

  • acting as public advocate in areas such as child support enforcement, consumer protection, antitrust and utility regulation;

  • assisting and coordinating statewide programs;

  • penforcing federal and state environmental laws;

  • handling criminal appeals and serious statewide criminal prosecutions;

  • operating victim compensation programs.

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How to Contact State Attorney General?

State of Alabama Attorney General Office

Mailing address
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, 36104
Email
consumerinterest@ago.state.al.us
Phone number
(800) 392-5658
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State of Alaska Attorney General Office

Mailing address
1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, 99501-1994
Email
consumerprotection@alaska.gov
Phone number
(888) 576-2529
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State of Arizona Attorney General Office

Mailing address
2005 N Central Ave
Phoenix, 85004-2926
Website
www.azag.gov
Email
consumerinfo@azag.gov
Phone number
(602) 542-5763
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State of Arkansas Attorney General Office

Mailing address
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, 72201
Website
arkansasag.gov
Email
consumer@arkansasag.gov
Phone number
(800) 482-8982
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State of California Attorney General Office

Mailing address
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, 94244-2550
Website
www.oag.ca.gov
Phone number
(800) 952-5225
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State of Colorado Attorney General Office

Mailing address
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, 80203
Website
coag.gov
Phone number
(720) 508-6000
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State of Connecticut Attorney General Office

Mailing address
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, 6106
Website
portal.ct.gov
Email
attorney.general@ct.gov
Phone number
(860) 808-5420
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State of Delaware Attorney General Office

Mailing address
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, 19801
Email
consumer.protection@state.de.us
Phone number
(800) 220-5424
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District of Columbia Attorney General Office

Mailing address
441 4th Street
Washington, 20001
Email
consumer.protection@dc.gov
Phone number
(202) 442-9828
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State of Florida Attorney General Office

Mailing address
The Capitol, PL-01
Tallahassee, 32399-1050
Phone number
(866) 966-7226
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State of Georgia Attorney General Office

Mailing address
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Suite 356
Atlanta, 30334
Website
consumer.ga.gov
Phone number
(800) 869-1123
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State of Hawaii Attorney General Office

Mailing address
235 SOUTH BERETANIA STREET, ROOM 801
Honolulu, 96813-2419
Website
cca.hawaii.gov
Phone number
(808) 586-2630
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State of Idaho Attorney General Office

Mailing address
700 W. Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, 83720-0010
Phone number
(800) 432-3545
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State of Illinois Attorney General Office

Mailing address
500 South Second Street
Springfield, 62701
Phone number
(866) 310-8398
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State of Indiana Attorney General Office

Mailing address
302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor
Indianapolis, 46204
Website
www.in.gov
Phone number
(800) 382-5516
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State of Iowa Attorney General Office

Mailing address
Hoover State Office Building 1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, 50319-0106
Email
consumer@iowa.gov
Phone number
(888) 777-4590
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State of Kansas Attorney General Office

Mailing address
120 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, 66612-1597
Website
ag.ks.gov
Phone number
(800) 432-2310
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State of Kentucky Attorney General Office

Mailing address
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, 40601-3449
Phone number
(888) 432-9257
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State of Louisiana Attorney General Office

Mailing address
P.O. Box 94005
Baton Rouge, 70804-9005
Email
consumerInfo@ag.louisiana.gov
Phone number
(800) 351-4889
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State of Maine Attorney General Office

Mailing address
6 State House Station
Augusta, 4333
Website
www.maine.gov
Email
consumer.mediation@maine.gov
Phone number
(800) 436-2131
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State of Maryland Attorney General Office

Mailing address
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, 21202
Email
consumer@oag.state.md.us
Phone number
(888) 743-0023
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State of Massachusetts Attorney General Office

Mailing address
1 Ashburton Place, 20th Floor
Boston, 2108
Website
www.mass.gov
Email
ago@state.ma.us
Phone number
(617) 727-8400
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State of Michigan Attorney General Office

Mailing address
G. Mennen Williams Building,525 W. Ottawa Street, P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, 48909
Email
cp_email@mi.gov
Phone number
(517) 335-0855
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State of Minnesota Attorney General Office

Mailing address
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
St Paul, 55101
Phone number
(800) 657-3787
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State of Mississippi Attorney General Office

Mailing address
550 High Street, Suite 1200
Jackson, 39201
Phone number
(601) 359-3680
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State of Missouri Attorney General Office

Mailing address
207 W. High St., P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, 65102
Website
www.ago.mo.gov
Email
consumer.help@ago.mo.gov
Phone number
(800) 392-8222
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State of Montana Attorney General Office

Mailing address
PO BOX 200151
Helena, 59620-0151
Website
media.dojmt.gov
Email
contactOCP@mt.gov
Phone number
(800) 481-6896
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State of Nebraska Attorney General Office

Mailing address
2115 State Capitol
Lincoln, 68509
Email
go.consumer@nebraska.gov
Phone number
(800) 727-6432
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State of Nevada Attorney General Office

Mailing address
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, 89701
Website
ag.nv.gov
Email
aginfo@ag.nv.gov
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State of New Hampshire Attorney General Office

Mailing address
33 Capitol Street
Concord, 3301
Website
www.doj.nh.gov
Email
doj-cpb@doj.nh.gov
Phone number
(888) 468-4454
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State of New Jersey Attorney General Office

Mailing address
8th Floor, West Wing 25 Market Street
Trenton, 08625-0080
Email
njbos@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Phone number
(866) 446-8378
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State of New Mexico Attorney General Office

Mailing address
408 Galisteo Street, Villagra Building
Santa Fe, 87501
Website
www.nmag.gov
Phone number
(844) 255-9210
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State of New York Attorney General Office

Mailing address
The Capitol
Albany, 12224-0341
Website
ag.ny.gov
Phone number
(800) 771-7755
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State of North Carolina Attorney General Office

Mailing address
114 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, 27603
Website
ncdoj.gov
Phone number
(877) 566-7226
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State of North Dakota Attorney General Office

Mailing address
600 E. Boulevard Ave Dept. 125
Bismarck, 58505
Email
ndag@nd.gov
Phone number
(800) 472-2600
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State of Ohio Attorney General Office

Mailing address
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, 43215
Phone number
(800) 282-0515
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State of Oklahoma Attorney General Office

Mailing address
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, 73105
Website
www.oag.ok.gov
Phone number
(405) 521-3921
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State of Oregon Attorney General Office

Mailing address
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, 97301-4096
Email
help@oregonconsumer.gov
Phone number
(877) 877-9392
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State of Pennsylvania Attorney General Office

Mailing address
16th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, 17120
Email
consumers@attorneygeneral.gov
Phone number
(800) 441-2555
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State of Rhode Island Attorney General Office

Mailing address
250 Benefit Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, 2903
Website
riag.wufoo.com
Phone number
(401) 274-4400
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State of South Carolina Attorney General Office

Mailing address
1000 Assembly Street, room 519
Columbia, 29201
Website
www.scag.gov
Phone number
(803) 734-3970
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State of South Dakota Attorney General Office

Mailing address
1302 E Hwy 14, Suite 3
Pierre, 57501-8501
Website
consumer.sd.gov
Phone number
(800) 300-1986
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State of Tennessee Attorney General Office

Mailing address
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, 37202
Website
www.tn.gov
Phone number
(615) 741-3491
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State of Texas Attorney General Office

Mailing address
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 12548
Austin, 78711-2548
Phone number
(800) 252-8014
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State of Utah Attorney General Office

Mailing address
PO Box 142320
Salt Lake City, 84114-2320
Email
uag@agutah.gov
Phone number
(801) 366-0260
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State of Vermont Attorney General Office

Mailing address
109 State
Montpelier, 5609
Website
ago.vermont.gov
Email
consumer@uvm.edu
Phone number
(800) 649-2424
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State of Virginia Attorney General Office

Mailing address
202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, 23219
Phone number
(800) 552-9963
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State of Washington Attorney General Office

Mailing address
1125 Washington St SE, PO Box 40100
Olympia, 98504
Website
www.atg.wa.gov
Phone number
(800) 551-4636
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State of West Virginia Attorney General Office

Mailing address
P.O. Box 1789
Charleston, 25326
Website
ago.wv.gov
Email
consumer@wvago.gov
Phone number
(800) 368-8808
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State of Wisconsin Attorney General Office

Mailing address
PO Box 7857
Madison, 53707-7857
Phone number
(608) 266-1221
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State of Wyoming Attorney General Office

Mailing address
2320 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, 82002
Website
ag.wyo.gov
Email
ag.consumer@wyo.gov
Phone number
(800) 438-5799
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How to File a Complaint with the State Attorney General?

  • Visit your state's Attorney General's website.

  • Find the complaint form. Most consumer complaints are handled online. If you don't want to file online, you can download, print, and mail in your complaint form.

  • Fill out the form. The more details you can provide, the more effectively your complaint can be reviewed. Include:

    • Your name, address, and contact information (phone and email), as well as the name contact information of the business or individual you're filing a complaint against.

    • A detailed description of your complaint: when and where the purchase or agreement took place, some specific information as a model or serial number, your account number. The method and amount of payment.

    • The desired resolution of your issue.

    • All the actions you have taken to resolve the dispute, including the names of people you spoke with.

  • Attach all the necessary documentation: copies of all receipts, contracts, warranties, correspondence. Keep copies of all materials including your letter to the Attorney General.

  • Send the complaint documents to the state Attorney General's office address. You may also send a copy to the business. Sometimes that's all you need to resolve the dispute.

Instructions and Important Information

Many states require that you should contact the business before filing a complaint. You need to give the company a reasonable amount of time to resolve the issue. If the company hasn't responded to you after two weeks, then contact your state Attorney General.

If you are not sure whether to send a complaint to the office of the Attorney General, call their office. The office can determine whether there is a sufficient basis for action by the Attorney General.

What Types of Cases Does the State Attorney General Office Handle?

Here are some examples of circumstances to file a complaint:

  • huge billing issues;

  • warranties;

  • tax fraud scams;

  • health care complaints;

  • privacy violations;

  • consumer complaints;

  • illegal wage practices etc.

Depending on your state’s laws, your complaint may be transferred to an agency that specializes in the area of the complaint.

The Attorney General cannot represent private citizens in court or to defend an individual. If you need legal advice or representation, consult a private attorney.