State & Local Consumer Agencies

State and local consumer protection offices mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate a variety of professionals, promote strong consumer protection legislation, provide educational materials and advocate in the consumer interest. To save time, call the office before sending in a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have, and if complaint forms are provided.

State Office
Dennis Wright, Chief Director
Consumer Affairs Section
Office of the Attorney General
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Toll free in AL: 1-800-392-5658
Fax: 334-242-2433
Web site:

State Banking Regulators

The officials listed below regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check the listing of Selected Federal Agencies.

Wayne C. Curtis, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Banks,
Center for Commerce
401 Adams Avenue, #680
Montgomery, AL 36130-1201
Fax: 334-242-3500

State Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for all types of insurance, including car, homeowner and health insurance. The officials listed below enforce these laws. Many of these offices can provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Michael DeBellis
Acting Commissioner, Department of Insurance
201 Monroe Street, #1700
Montgomery, AL 36104
Fax: 334-241-4192

Sources include the Consumer's Resource Handbook, U.S. General Services Administration. We welcome updates and corrections. Please address the Webmaster.