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New Hampshire Consumer Resources

If you are living in New Hampshire, then these are the perfect state resources for you. We have compiled a comprehensive list of informative links that will provide help for whatever your search entails. Whether you are looking for state agencies, legal resources, educational, health, financial, or employment-related tips, our sources will point you in the right direction.

Next to each resource link is a summary about each has to offer. Any necessary contact information is provided as well.

STATE AGENCIES

Attorney General – This department protects families, consumers, and other residents in New Hampshire. You can register on the Do Not Call list, and read about common scams to avoid. View press releases from past and current years. Victims of crime can get more information on compensation programs.

Department of Insurance – This division regulates insurance companies and providers to ensure that they are operating within New Hampshire laws. Consumers can search for various types of insurance and lookup coverage options. You can file a complaint online. The department can be contacted directly at (603) 271-2261.

Public Utilities Commission – This department regulates public utility providers to ensure that their prices are affordable to consumers and they are operating within the requirements of New Hampshire law. You can search different public utilities fields to get more information, and view press releases to see pending decisions by the commission. You can contact the department directly at (603) 271-2431.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – Our article features information on the characteristics of New Hampshire’s legal system. You can read about court cost limits, appeal processes, and attorney requirements. Learn about special provisions in New Hampshire’s law. Everything you would need to know to pursue your small claims court case is right here.

Lemon Law – You don’t even have to leave our website to find information on New Hampshire’s lemon laws. We’ve outlined every characteristic of the lemon laws for you. We’ve even interviewed someone from the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide you with more information on how to pursue your claim. You are on the right track to getting out of your lemon.

EDUCATIONAL

Department of Education – This department provides an overview of the education system in New Hampshire. Search specific schools or districts, and obtain reports and statistics for each. Learn more about state learning assessments. You can also look on the academic calendar to find out what’s going on in your area. The department can be contacted at (603) 271-3494.

Educational Resources Directory – Find school programs and organizations with this directory. Browse the list or search by type of organizations. Get information on anything academia through this site.

SAFETY

Identity Theft – Learn about the prevalence of identity theft from this webpage. New Hampshire Department of Justice highlights common methods and provides a help kit for victims. If you are a victim of identity theft, their step by step help guide will direct you to the right places to recover what you lost. You can also contact New Hampshire’s Consumer Hotline at 1-888-468-4454.

EMPLOYMENT

Employment Security – Get important employment information through this website. You can read about emergency unemployment compensation, and file for unemployment benefits. Employers can follow links to the UI Benefits account. Those looking for work can conduct a job search to find the right opportunity for them.

Contact New Hampshire 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/Antitrust Bureau
New Hampshire Attorney General's Office
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301-6397
603-271-3641
TDD toll free: 1-800-735-2964
Fax: 603-271-2110
Web site: www.state.nh.us/oag/cpb.htm

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.

A. Roland Roberge
Bank Commissioner
169 Manchester Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3561
Fax: 603-271-1090

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.

Charles Blossom
Commissioner, Department of Insurance
169 Manchester Street
Suite 1
Concord, NH 03301-5151
603-271-2261
Toll free in NH: 1-800-852-3416
Fax: 603-271-1406
TDD/TTY toll free in NH: 1-800-735-2964

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