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How to File a Complaint Against a Contractor (50- State Guide)

Camila Lopez - Contractor Complaints - June 5, 2024

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    If you are currently dealing with a dispute against a contractor and can’t seem to reach a resolution, consider filing a complaint against the contractor.  

    In this article, we go over 4 ways to file a complaint against a contractor: 

    1. Send a demand letter to the contractor.

    2. File a BBB complaint against the contractor.

    3. Sue the contractor in small claims.

    4. File a government complaint with your state regulator.

    Did you know we have a free tool powered by AI that helps you create a demand letter? Check out our demand letter tool.

    Common complaints against contractors include:

    • Breach of contract: you hired a contractor to remodel your kitchen, but they never finished remodeling it. 

    • Bad workmanship: the new tile flooring your contractor recently installed is uneven. Now you are stuck with paying for a whole new set of tiles and a second contractor to fix the first contractor’s work. 

    • Property damage: your contractor installed a new kitchen sink, but they damaged your stainless steel refrigerator.

    Send a Demand Letter to the Contractor

    A demand letter is a letter that outlines a set of requests you want the contractor to perform. For example, if the contractor improperly worked on your home and you want them to fix the defective work or refund you, make this request in the demand letter. A demand letter also serves as notice to the contractor that if they don’t meet your demands you intend to sue them in small claims court. 

    Some small claims courts require you to ask the party you are suing for payment before suing. For example, in California small claims court, you are required to demand payment before suing someone in small claims court. A demand letter can be used to fulfill this requirement. However, the most important reason to send a demand letter to a contractor is so you can settle your case outside of court without incurring court costs.  

    Read more: Explore writing a demand letter to a contractor

    Did you know we have a free tool powered by AI that helps you create a demand letter? Check out our demand letter tool.

    File a BBB Complaint Against the Contractor

    The Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) accepts complaints from consumers directed towards some contractors. The Better Business Bureau serves as an advocate for consumers by forwarding complaints to the contractor in hopes for a response. Although the BBB cannot force a contractor to comply with requests, many contractors take the BBB seriously as your review will stay on the BBB website and it will affect their reputation. 

    Learn more on how to file a complaint with the BBB

    Sue the Contractor in Small Claims Court

    Another way to file a complaint against a contractor is to sue the contractor in small claims court. In small claims court, a judge decides whether you or the contractor are in the right. 

    Learn more about suing a contractor in small claims court. 

    File a Complaint Against the Contractor With Your State Regulator

    If you have a problem with a contractor, you may want to file a complaint with the government agency in your state that regulates contractors. 

    Each state regulates contractors differently: 

    1. Some states have specific government agencies to regulate and license contractors. 

    2. Other states don’t, (or they do have a specific agency but they don’t handle contractor complaints) if your state’s regulating agency does not oversee contractor complaints), you may still be able to file a consumer complaint with your state’s attorney general’s office

    3. In some states, both the contractor-specific agency and the attorney general can accept consumer complaints against contractors. Below is a guide to help you determine how to file a complaint in your state.

    We break down how to file a government complaint in all 50 states, below. 

    Alabama

    In Alabama, the Attorney General and the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors accept complaints against contractors. 

    • By Mail or Fax with the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors: Begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, you can mail or fax it to the corresponding address located at the top of the form.

    • Online with the Attorney General: To file a complaint online, access this form and follow the instructions following each step. When the form is complete, hit submit.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Licensing Board for General Contractors at (800)-304-0853.

    Alaska

    Although the Alaska Division Of Corporations, Business And Professional Licensing regulates contractor licenses, the Alaska Consumer Protection Unit is responsible for monitoring complaints against contractors.

    • By Mail or Email with the Consumer Protection Unit: Begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, you can either mail or email it to the corresponding address located at the top of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Alaska Consumer Protection Unit at (888)-576-2529.

    Arizona

    Some of the licenses that fall under Arizona’s Registrar of Contractors in Arizona:

    • General contractors in any commercial or residential project.

    • General small contractors that do not exceed $750,000 for labor and costs.

    • Engineering contractors in any commercial or residential project.

    • Specialized contractors.

    How to File a Complaint Against a Contractor in Arizona

    • Online: To file a complaint online, first create an account with The Registrar of Contractors. Once registered, you can fill out the complaint form and submit it when completed.

    • By Mail: To file a complaint by mail, first request a form here. This form will be mailed to you to fill out. Once you receive the form and fill out the information, you can mail it to the address listed on that form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (602)-542-1525. 

    Arkansas

    The Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board is responsible for monitoring mail-in complaints against contractors, while the Arkansas Attorney General receives online complaints.

    • Online: An online complaint form can be filed here. Once completed, you may submit the complaint.

    • By Mail, Fax or Email: Begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, you can either mail, fax or email it to the corresponding address located at the top of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board at (501)-372-4661. 

    California

    Here are some contractors that fall under California’s Contractor State License Board

    • General engineering contractors

    • General building contractors

    • Residential remodeling contractor

    • Specialized contractors 

    If you are not clear whether the type of contractor you hired falls under the responsibility of the Contractor State License Board, contact the Contractor State License Board: (800)-321-2752

    How to File a Complaint Against a Contractor in California

    • Online: To file a complaint online, access this form and follow the instructions following each step.

    • By Mail: To file a complaint by mail, download and print a complaint form available here. Once printed, fill out the required fields and then locate the correct mailing address at the top of the form. Proceed by mailing the form to the Contractors State License Board.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-321-2752. 

    Learn more about filing a complaint against a contractor in California.

    Colorado

    General contractors are not licensed by the state of Colorado, so to file a complaint against a contractor, submit a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General.

    • Online: An online complaint form can be filed here. Once completed, you may submit the complaint.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (720)-508-6000. 

    Connecticut

    There are two license classifications that fall under Connecticut State’s Department of Consumer Protection:

    • Major contractors work on commercial or public projects.

    • Minor contractors work on private homes or small family units.

    How to File a Complaint Against a Contractor in Connecticut

    • Online: To file a complaint online, first create an account here. Once registered, access the complaint form on your portal and submit it once the form is completed.

    • By Mail, Fax or Email: Start by printing out this form. Once printed, fill out the necessary information indicated in the form instructions. Then send the complaint form to the Department of Consumer Protection via the method you choose by locating the correct address at the top of the page.

    • Walk-In: For walk-ins, print out this form. Once printed, fill out the necessary information indicated in the form instructions. Then bring the completed form to the drop-box addressed below:

    450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901

    Hartford, Connecticut  06103-1840 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (860)-713-6300. 

    Delaware

    Submit a complaint to the Delaware Attorney General to file a complaint against a contractor in Delaware,

    • Online: An online complaint form can be filed here.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-220-5424. 

    Florida

    The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations oversees the state’s consumer complaint process against contractors. 

    • By Mail: To file a complaint by mail, download and print a complaint form available here. Once printed, fill out the required fields and locate the correct mailing address at the bottom of the form. Then mail out the completed complaint form.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, select the correct board in the complaint form. Proceed by filling out the license information and complaint description. Once completed, continue to the next steps to finish providing the required information. To finalize, confirm your complaint and submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (850)-487-1395. 

    Learn more about filing a complaint against a contractor in Florida.

    Georgia

    The Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, under the Secretary of State, regulates construction licenses in Georgia. Visit the Georgia Secretary of State In order to file a complaint against a contractor in Georgia.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, select who the complaint is being filed against here. The form will provide instructions on how to fill out each step. Once completed, hit submit on the bottom of the page. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (404)-424-9966. 

    Hawaii

    Begin by visiting Hawaii’s Regulated Industries Complaints Office (“RICO”) formal complaints filing portal to file a complaint against a contractor in Hawaii.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit RICO’s online complaints filing page. There you will be instructed to fill out the requested information for each step. When a step is finished, hit next to continue the complaint form. Once all steps are complete, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: To file a complaint by mail, download this form. Print the document and fill out all the necessary information. Locate the mailing address on the form and send it out to the indicated address.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (808)-587-4272. 

    Idaho

    You can file a complaint against a contractor in Idaho with the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit this link. Begin by filling out the first step and then continue on to complete all of the steps. Once filled out, the form is ready for you to review and submit.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (208)-334-3233.

    Illinois

    Illinois’ Division of Professional Regulation monitors consumer complaints against contractors.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint intake form. Fill out all required information and then submit the complaint.

    • By Mail: To file a complaint by mail, print and fill out this form. Locate the mailing address at the bottom of the document and mail the form to the indicated address.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (312)-814-6910. 

    Indiana

    Although contractors are regulated under the Indiana Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, they don’t accept contractor complaints. Instead, go through the Indiana Attorney General to file a complaint against a contractor in Indiana. A complaint can be filed using the forms located here.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form here and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: Either print this form to fill out or digitally complete and then print out this form. Once the form is both printed and completed, you can locate the mailing or fax address on the document and send it to the indicated address.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Indiana Attorney General at (800) 382-5516. 

    Iowa

    Although contractors are regulated under the Iowa Division of Labor, they do not deal with consumer complaints against contractors. You can file a complaint against a contractor in Iowa, with the Iowa Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: To access the printable form, visit this site. Print out the document and then fill out all of the information. Once completed, you can mail or fax the form to the address listed here.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (515)-281-5926, or for residents outside of the Des Moines metro area, you can call (888)-777-4590. 

    Kansas

    Kansas does not have a state license for contractors, so you can file a complaint against a contractor in Kansa, through the Kansas Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form. Fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (785)-296-2215.

    Kentucky

    Although contractors are regulated under the Department Of Housing, Buildings And Construction, you can file a complaint against a contractor, through the Kentucky Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the Consumer Complaint and Mediation Form. Fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: Under General Consumer Mediation Forms, locate the correct form to print. Once printed, fill out the information and locate the mailing address at the top of the second page. Proceed by mailing out the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Kentucky Attorney General at (502)-696-5300. 

    Louisiana

    You can file a complaint against a contractor in Louisiana using Louisiana’s Licensing Board for Contractors.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail, Fax or Email: First download this form. If mailing or faxing, proceed by printing out the document. If emailing, download and fill out the form online. Once the form is completed it can be sent to the correct address at the bottom of the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (225)-765-2301. 

    Maine

    You can file a complaint against a contractor in Maine with the Maine Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (207)-626-8800. 

    Maryland

    Contractors in Maryland are regulated by the Maryland Division Of Occupational And Professional Licensing. You can file an online complaint against a contractor through the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and a mail-in complaint through the Division Of Occupational And Professional Licensing.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: Print and complete this form. After it has been filled out, mail the form to the correct address located at the bottom of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Maryland Attorney General at (888)-743-0023.

    Massachusetts

    You can file a complaint against a contractor in Massachusetts, with the Massachusetts Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online select “File a complaint online” here. Fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: Print and complete this form. After it has been filled out, mail the form to the address located at the top of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (617)-727-8400. 

    Michigan

    Although contractors are regulated under Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, they do not monitor consumer complaints against contractors. You can file a complaint against a contractor in Michigan, with the Michigan Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Michigan Attorney General at (517)-335-7622. 

    Minnesota

    Visit the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to file a complaint against a contractor in Minnesota.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form (you must create an account to file a complaint) and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail, Fax or Email: When mailing or faxing, print and complete this form. After it has been filled out, mail or fax the form to the correct address located at the bottom of the document. When emailing, fill out the document online and then send it to the email address located at the bottom of the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (651)-284-5069. 

    Mississippi

    The Mississippi State Board of Contractors is responsible for handling consumer complaints against contractors. 

    • Online: To file a complaint online, you can visit the complaint form here and fill out the requested information or you can download and upload the form here. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: Print and fill out this form. Once the form is completed, you can mail it to:

    ATTN: Complaint Dept.

    Mississippi State Board of Contractors

    P.O. Box 320279

    Jackson, MS 39232 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-880-6161.

    Missouri

    In Missouri, complaints against contractors can be filed through the Missouri Attorney General’s Office

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: Print and fill out this form. Once the form is completed, you can mail it to the address located at the top of the document.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-392-8222.

    Montana

    Contractors in Montana are regulated by the Montana Construction Contractor Registration Unit, but they do not monitor consumer complaints against contractors. Visit the Department of Labor and Industry to file a complaint against a contractor in Montana.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Email: If mailing, print and fill out this form. If emailing, download and fill out  the form. Once the form is completed, you can either mail or email it to the corresponding address located at the top of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry at (406)-444-6880.

    Nebraska

    In Nebraska, filing a complaint against a contractor is fairly straightforward. You can access the form on the Nebraska Attorney General’s website and submit the complaint there.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: Print and complete this form. After it has been filled out, mail or fax the form to the correct address located at the top of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-727-6432.

    Nevada

    Nevada’s consumer complaints against contractors are regulated by the Nevada Attorney General. Contractors licenses are monitored by the Nevada State Contractors Board and a mail-in complaint against a contractor can be filed with the board.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the Attorney General’s complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: Print and complete this form. After it has been filled out, mail or fax the form to the correct address located at the bottom of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Nevada Attorney General at (702)-486-3132.

    New Hampshire

    Although contractors are regulated under the New Hampshire Bureau of Building Safety and Construction, they do not monitor consumer complaints against contractors. You can file a complaint against a contractor in New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the Attorney General’s complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: Access the form to print by clicking on “Download Mail-in Form” here. After it has been printed and filled out, mail or fax the form to the correct address located at the top of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the New Hampshire Attorney General at (603)-271-3641.

    New Jersey

    In New Jersey, complaints against contractors are filed through the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Email: If mailing, print and fill out this form. If emailing, download and fill out the form. Once the form is completed, you can either mail or email it to the corresponding address located at the top of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-242-5846.

    New Mexico

    New Mexico’s consumer complaints against contractors are regulated by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be inquired via the contact form

    New York

    In order to file a complaint against a contractor in New York, visit your county or city website to learn more. You can also fill out a general complaint form with the New York State Division of Consumer Protection here

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: To file a complaint by mail or fax, begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, mail or fax it out to the corresponding address located at the top of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the New York State Division of Consumer Protection at (800)-697-1220. 

    Learn about filing complaints against a contractor in New York City.

    North Carolina

    The regulating body over contractor licenses in North Carolina is the North Carolina Licensing Board For General Contractors. A complaint against a contractor can only be filed if: 

    • The contractor is licensed.

    • The contractor is unlicensed and the contract is $30,000 or more.

    How to File a Complaint against a contractor in North Carolina

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (919)-571-4183 ext. 219

    North Dakota

    A complaint against a contractor can only be filed with the North Dakota Secretary of State if it fills at least one of the following requirements:

    • Abandonment of contract.

    • Diversion of funds or property.

    • Fraud.

    • False statement or legal issues.

    • No trade or professional license.

    • Failure to refund advance payment. 

    How to File a Complaint Against a Contractor in North Dakota

    • By Mail: Begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, print it out and mail it to the address located at the top of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-352-0867.

    Ohio

    In Ohio, commercial contractors and residential contractors have two separate regulating bodies. Commercial contractors are regulated under the Ohio Department of Commerce, while residential contractors are regulated by the Ohio Attorney General. For residential contractors, a complaint can be filed by calling the Ohio Attorney General at (614)-466-2170. To file a complaint against commercial contractors see the instructions below:

    • Online: To file a commercial complaint online, visit this complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: To file a commercial complaint by mail or fax, begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, mail or fax it out to the corresponding address located at the bottom of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Ohio Department of Commerce at (614)-466-3636.

    Oklahoma

    Although contractors are regulated under the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, they do not monitor consumer complaints against contractors. You can file a complaint against a contractor in Oklahoma by mailing a complaint form to the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office.

    • By Mail: Begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, mail it to the address located at the bottom of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Oklahoma Attorney General at (405)-521-3921.

    Oregon

    Oregon requires that all individuals who file a complaint, mail a pre-claim notice to the contractor. Once the notice has been mailed out, wait 30 days before filing a complaint. The Oregon Construction Contractors Board  accepts complaints for the following:

    • Primary contractors (residential and small commercial).

    • Property owners (residential and small commercial).

    • Subcontractor/Material/Equipment Suppliers.

    • Employees.

    • Property Owners and Primary Contractors (Large Commercial).

    How to File a Complaint Against a Contractor in Oregon

    • By Mail, Fax or Email: Select a form from this list and fill it out. Once the form is completed, you can either mail, fax or email it to the corresponding address located at the bottom of the form’s cover page. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (503)-934-2247.

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania does not have licensing requirements for contractors on the state level. Visit the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office to submit a complaint against a contractor in Pennsylvania. When you access the complaint form, select the complaint type “A Business or Individual or Home Owner Association”. 

    • Online: Fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: On the left-hand side, there is an option to print out the form and mail it to the Attorney General’s Office. Select that option and proceed by printing and completing the form before mailing it to the address given at the top of the document. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (717)-787-3391.

    Rhode Island

    Rhode Island contractors are regulated by the Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board, where consumers can file complaints against a contractor via their online form.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (401)-921-1590.

    South Carolina

    Visit the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs to file a complaint against a contractor in South Carolina.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form (you must create an account to file a complaint) and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-922-1594.

    South Dakota

    South Dakota does not have licensing requirements for contractors on the state level. You can file a complaint against a contractor with the South Dakota Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: Begin by printing and filling out this form. Once the form is completed, mail or fax it to the corresponding address located at the top of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (605)-773-4400.

    Tennessee

    Tennessee contractors are regulated under the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, which offers an online complaint here. You can also file a complaint against a contractor with the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Tenessee Attorney General at (800)-342-8385.

    Texas

    Although the ​​Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is the regulating body over contractors, filing a complaint against a contractor can be done through the Texas Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: To access the printable form, click here. Print and fill out the document. Once the form is completed, mail it to the address located at the bottom of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Texas Attorney General at (800)-621-0508. 

    Learn more about filing a complaint against a contractor in Texas.

    Utah

    Visit Utah’s Division of Professional Licensing to file a complaint against a contractor in Utah.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: Begin by filling out this form. Once the form is completed, you can mail it to the address located at the top of the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (801)-530‑6630.

    Vermont

    Visit the Vermont Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program to file a complaint against a contractor in Vermont.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (800)-649-2424

    Virginia

    In Virginia, you can file a complaint against a contractor through the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

    • By Email: In order to file a complaint online in Virginia, you must have Adobe Reader Software downloaded to your device. If you have the software installed, click on the “Interactive (fillable)” option under “File a Complaint” here. Once the form is completed, download it to your computer and email it to the address located on the form.

    • By Mail or Fax: Begin by printing and filling out this form. Once the form is completed, mail or fax it to the corresponding address located at the top of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (804)-367-8504.

    Washington

    Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries regulates contractors, but complaints against contractors can be filed with the Washington Attorney General.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail: Print and fill out this form. Once the form is completed, you can mail it to the address located at the bottom of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to the Washington Attorney General at (800)-551-4636.

    West Virginia

    Go through the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board to file a complaint against a contractor in West Virginia.

    • By Mail, Fax or Email: Begin by filling out this form (if mailing or faxing, print the form prior to filling it out). Once the form is completed, you can either mail, fax or email it to the corresponding address located at the bottom of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (304)-558-7890

    Wisconsin

    In Wisconsin, complaints against contractors are filed with the Wisconsin Division of Legal Services and Compliance.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information.* Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • By Mail, Fax or Email: Begin by filling out this form (if mailing or faxing, print the form prior to filling it out). Once the form is completed, you can either mail, fax or email it to the corresponding address located at the top of the form. 

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (608)-266-2112.

    *Note: depending on the nature of the complaint, you will have to select whether to file it under the category “Trades” or “Business”.

    Wyoming

    In Wyoming, complaints against contractors are filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (307)-777-7427.

    Washington D.C.

    Visit the Washington D.C. Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection to file a complaint against a contractor in Washington D.C. If you would like to take the complaint a step further, the District of Columbia can also open an investigation for a complaint that fulfills one of the following requirements:

    • You are filing a complaint to report losses, which total $250 or more, or there is a pattern or practice of abuse

    • Vending-related complaints

    • Trash Noise complaints

    • Gas-powered Leaf Blower complaints

    How to File a Complaint Against a Contractor in Washington D.C.

    • Online: To file a complaint online, visit the complaint form and fill out the requested information. Once completed, you can submit the form.

    • Questions? Any questions you may have can be directed to (202)-671-4500.

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    Camila Lopez

    Legal Educator @ People Clerk. Camila holds a law degree and is a certified mediator. Her passion is breaking down complicated legal processes so that people without an attorney can get justice.

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