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Rhode Island Consumer Resources

Rhode Island may be little in size, but we have plenty of state resources for you. Our comprehensive list will provide information on state agencies, legal resources, educational, financial, health, and employment. All the answers you need are a click away.

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

STATE AGENCIES

Attorney General - This website is dedicated to protecting consumers and residents of Rhode Island. You can view criminal records and read about internet safety. Get annual reports on government issues, or visit the consumer protection links. You can contact the office at (401) 274-4400.

Public Utilities Commission – This commission ensures that public utilities providers are operating under Rhode Island law and providing consumers with reasonable and safe public utilities services. Get tips on how to conserve energy and search information on a variety of utilities. File a consumer complaint through the homepage. You can also register for the Do-Not-Call list online.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – Are you looking to pursue a small claims court case? This article can provide you with some of the basic information you will need. Find out court cost limits, where you can sue, and attorney requirements. View appeal processes, and learn about special provisions in Rhode Island law.

Lemon Law - If you have a lemon in Rhode Island, our article can help you learn how to get out of it and into a working vehicle. We provide an overview of Rhode Island lemon laws. An interview with an advisor at the Attorney General’s office also provides you with step-by-step knowledge on how to pursue your claim.

EDUCATION

Department of Education - Get information on Rhode Island’s education system through this website. Read about public school improvement programs or view the academic calendar. Get information on educational standards. Professional development links are available for teachers.

FINANCE

Office of the General Treasurer – Get information on treasury divisions in Rhode Island. View employee retirement systems or get reports on investments and finance. Get information on the Crime Victim Compensation Fund, or learn about what you can do about unclaimed property. You can contact the office at (401) 222-2397.

HEALTH CARE

Health Insurance Commissioner – Get the latest news on Rhode Island’s health care system from this website. Consumers can read more about fraud alerts or controlling premiums. Employers can learn about insurance options and monitoring insurers. Complaint forms are also available.

SAFETY

Identity Theft – With identity theft being one of the top reported crimes in the United States, it’s important to keep yourself protected. Learn about the prevalence of identity theft, and commons ways identity is stolen. Read about how to prevent identity theft, and what you can do if you find yourself a victim.

EMPLOYMENT

RI Employment Opportunities – Looking for a state job? This website can provide you with extensive information on how to acquire one. View the job list to see individual opportunities. Fill out a state application form, or get more details on civil service exams.

Department of Labor & Training – Check out the employment bulletin to view job opportunities in your area. You can get labor market information and details on temporary disability. Read about worker’s compensation and safety regulations. You can also reach the office at (401) 462-8740.