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North Dakota Consumer Resources

If you are a resident in North Dakota, then looking for state resources just got easier. We have compiled a comprehensive list of informative links to help you no matter what your search concerns. Whether you are looking for help on state agencies, legal resources, educational, financial, health, or employment-related matters, our links can help aide in your inquiry.

Below is a summary of what each link has to offer. Any necessary contact information is also included.

STATE AGENCIES

Attorney General – The Attorney General’s office is dedicated to serving the public and protecting consumers from potential threats. You can get scam information, file a complaint, and sign up on the Do Not Call list. Become aware of who is living in your community by visiting the Sex Offender Web Site link on the homepage. For additional questions, you can contact the office at (701) 328-2210.

Insurance Department - This department regulates insurance companies to ensure that they are providing affordable services to consumers and operating within North Dakota law. You can search for an agent, agency, or insurer. Read about health insurance plans and provisions. You can also file a complaint through the website.

Public Service Commission – The commission regulates public utility services and providers to ensure that they are affordable to consumers and operating within North Dakota law. You can read more about the laws and rules the commission has enacted. Search different public utilities providers through appropriate fields. You can contact the commission at (701) 328-2400.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – Looking for information on pursuing a small claims court case in North Dakota? Our article can give you the answers. You can find out where to sue, attorney requirements, and court cost limits. You can also read about special provisions in North Dakota law.

EDUCATION

North Dakota Education – Visit this website to navigate through to parts of North Dakota’s education system. You can read about standards and practices in place in the school districts. Get information on K-12 learning assessments and events. High school students can research higher education options available in North Dakota.

FINANCIAL

Public Assistance Programs – This website provides an overview of financial assistance offered to qualifying residents through the government. You can get information on programs offered and how to apply. View articles on financial help.

HEALTH

Department of Health – The department oversees health programs to make sure they meet regulations set forth by the state. You can take a look at the program areas through the list on the homepage. You can also visit the NA Registry links.

Free Healthcare: North Dakota – This program provides medical services for people in the state who are unable to pay. You can review which services are offered in certain cities. Contact information for each location is also provided.

SAFETY

Identity Theft – With identity theft becoming increasingly prevalent with today’s technology, this website will advise North Dakota residents of helpful tips to protect their identity. Learn about security freezes, and how you can implement one if you suspect your identity of being stolen. Read instructions on how to prevent identity theft and what you can do if your identity is stolen.

EMPLOYMENT

North Dakota Jobs – Residents looking for employment may find this site helpful. View a list of job openings located in towns all over North Dakota. You can even follow links to complete an online application. Subscribe to new job developments through email. To contact the department you can call (701) 328-3293.

Contact North Dakota 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 Offices
Heidi Heitkamp
Attorney General
The State Capitol Building
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
701-328-2210
TDD: 701-328-3409
Fax: 701-328-2226
Web site: www.state.nd.us/ndag

Parrell D. Grossman, Director
Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division
Office of the Attorney General
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
701-328-3404
Toll free in ND: 1-800-472-2600
TDD: 701-328-3409
Fax: 701-328-3535
Web site: www.state.nd.us/cpat/cpat.html

County Office
Kent Keys
Executive Director
Community Action Agency
1013 North 5th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
701-746-5431
Toll free in ND: 1-800-450-1823
Fax: 701-746-0406

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.

Gary Preszler
Commissioner of Banking and Financial Institutions
2000 Schafer Street
Bismarck, ND 58501-1204
701-328-9933
Fax: 701-328-9955
TDD: Toll free in ND: 1-800-366-6888
E-mail: banking@BTIGATE.com
Web site: www.state.nd.us/bank/banking.htm

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.

Glenn R. Pomeroy
Commissioner, Department of Insurance
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320
701-328-2440
Toll free in ND: 1-800-247-0560
Fax: 701-328-4880

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