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Arkansas Consumer Resources

Below is a comprehensive list of Arkansas resources for you. If you’re looking for more information in Arkansas’ legal, educational, finance, health, employment, or general agency fields, you’ve come to the right page.

The below links provide relevant information to aid in your search, and we’ve included any contact information to reach the sources directly.

STATE AGENCIES

Arkansas Attorney General - The state's chief law enforcement officer, the attorney general brings both civil and criminal cases against wrongdoers. You can also find links to consumer protection resources, and crime and safety information. You can also contact the Attorney General Office at 1-800-482-8982.

Arkansas Insurance Department – This site regulates insurance companies. If you are a consumer in need of assistance with your insurance carrier, this is the place to go. You can navigate the site by department divisions, or subject. You can also contact the department at (800) 282-9134.

Public Service Commission – This site regulates utilities and service providers. Links on energy efficiency are available. Utilities and taxes are listed on the page. Forms for consumers are also available. To contact the Public Service Commission, you can contact (501) 682-2051.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – It’s the Do-It-Yourself solution for many consumers. This page shares information all about the process of Arkansas small claims court. It also shares special information about how the laws work in Arkansas. Plenty of resources are available for those consumers looking to pursue a claim.

EDUCATION

Educational Resources - Learning opportunities for students in kindergarten through high school are listed in this Arkansas Educational Directory. You can visit library program links, as well as view funding for different school organizations. Students looking into higher education can also find financial resources here.

FINANCE

Department of Finance & Administration – You can request your driver record online through this site. Tax calendars for small businesses are also available. Find government divisions and offices here. Online services include license plate renewal, and child support options.

HEALTH

Department of Health – This website outlines difference insurance coverage plans available to residents in Arkansas. Consumers who are looking to purchase a plan or find out if they are eligible can find all the answers just a click away. Health preparedness and environmental health links can also be found here.

EMPLOYMENT

Arkansas Job Link – Looking for a job in the Arkansas area? This page lists jobs in the Arkansas area. You can create a free account or do a quick search for jobs. You can also view featured jobs. There’s also links that will allow you to subscribe to news and events.

Contact Arkansas 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
Kay Barton, Director
Consumer Protection Division
Office of Attorney General
200 Catlett Prien
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2341
TDD toll free in AR: 1-800-482-8982
TDD: 501-682-2014
Web site: www.ag-state.ar.us

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.

Bill Ford
Bank Commissioner
Tower Building
323 Center Street, Suite 500
Little Rock, AR 72201-2613
501-324-9019
Fax: 501-324-9028

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.

Mike Pickens
Commissioner, Department of Insurance
1200 West 3rd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904
501-371-2600
Toll free: 1-800-852-5494
Toll free nationwide: 1-800-282-9130
Fax: 501-371-2618

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