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Colorado Consumer Resources

If you live in Colorado, these consumer resources are for you. If you are in search for health, financial, or educational resources, we have provided these sites in a comprehensive list for you. In addition to that, you can access state agency links, and legal resources as well.

Below are the links to the relevant information for your search. Find your area of interest and click on the sites below to get your information. Any necessary contact numbers have also been provided.

STATE AGENCIES

Attorney General – This website is a consumer’s safe haven. You can explore the consumer resource guide, or read about consumer precautions you can take on the Consumer Fraud Awareness News page. File a consumer complaint, or report security fraud using this site. You can call the office at (303) 866-4500.

Division of Insurance - This site is dedicated to helping consumers with any insurance issues they might have. You can get information on the industry and producers, as well as see provisions available to you as a consumer. Learn more about the Transparency Online Project, or file a complaint. You can also contact them directly at (800) 930-3745.

Public Utilities Commission – This organization regulates utilities used by consumers. It provides information on the legal requirements to which companies have to adhere. In addition, you can search public records. You can also read how you can manage your winter utilities bills better. You can contact them at 303-894-2000.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – If you are a Colorado resident and are looking to pursue a case in small claims court, this link will provide helpful information. You can view cost limits and steps outlining the process. You can also view special provisions that Colorado has set in place for small claims court.

EDUCATION

Department of Higher Education - For students interested in higher education, you can find plenty of material on this site. The links allow you to get information on preparing and applying for college, as well as admissions eligibility for various schools. You can get information on how to transfer coursework, as well as file an institutional complaint. You can contact the Department by phone at (303) 866-27

HEALTH

Health Care Policy & Financing – For those looking for medical coverage, or wanting to gain more knowledge on the policy they have, you can find all of it here. Get the information you seek regarding health care policies and providers. You can apply for certain programs online as well. Contact them directly at (303) 866-2993.

SAFETY

Department of Revenue – Through this link, you will find a page dedicated to identity theft. As identity theft becomes even more prevalent in today’s times, this information becomes increasingly valuable. Read up on articles that shed light on uncommon ways identity is stolen, and find out how to take extra steps to protect your identity.

EMPLOYMENT

Department of Human Services – The Employment First program implemented by Colorado DHS is designed for unemployed people who have applied for food assistance. This program helps improve employability for participants. You can apply online.

Contact Colorado 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
Consumer Protection Division
Office of Attorney General
1525 Sherman Street, 5th Floor
Denver, CO 80203-1760
720-508-6000
Toll free: 1-800-332-2071
Fax: 303-866-5691

County Offices
Sarah Law, District Attorney
Archuleta, LaPlata and San Juan Counties District Attorney's Office
P.O. Drawer 3455
Durango, CO 81302
970-247-8850
Fax: 970-259-0200

Phillip Parrott, Chief
Deputy District Attorney
Denver District Attorney's Economic Crimes Unit
303 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 1300
Denver, CO 80204
303-640-5956 (administration)
303-640-3557 (complaints)
TDD/TTY: 303-640-5127
Fax: 303-640-2592
Web site: infodenver.denver.co.us

David Zook
Chief Deputy District Attorney
Economic Crime Division
El Paso and Teller Counties District Attorney's Office
105 East Vermijo, Suite 205
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2083
719-520-6002
Fax: 719-520-6006

Gus Sandstrom, District Attorney
Pueblo County District Attorney's Office
201 West 8th Street, Suite 801
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-583-6030
Fax: 719-583-6666

A.M. Dominguez, District Attorney
Tony Molocznik, Chief Investigator
Weld County District Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 1167
Greeley, CO 80632
970-356-4010
Fax: 970-352-8023

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.

Richard Fulkerson
State Bank Commissioner, Division of Banking
1560 Broadway Street
Suite 1175
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7575
Fax: 303-894-7570
Web site: www.dora.state.co.us/banking/

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.

Jack Ehnes
Commissioner, Division of Insurance
1560 Broadway
Suite 850
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7499, ext. 4311
Fax: 303-894-7455
TDD/TTY: 303-894-2900 ext. 833
Web site: www.dora.state.co.us/Insurance

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