Westchester County

Consumer Department Delivers

Image of African American male shopping in the grocery storeThe Department of Consumer Protection fights hard to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace for consumers. Check our office hours and if you need assistance, call us at (914) 995-2155.

Find a home contractor
Read our tips on how to select a contractor. Do your homework before you hire a home improvement contractor. Check whether your contractor has any outstanding judgments or liens filed against their business. Find out if the contractor is licensed and avoid hiring renegade renovators. 

Plumbing and Electrical Licenses
Plumbers and electricians must obtain a trade license in order to work in Westchester County. Check licensing information for Plumbers and Electricians or call (914) 995-2657 if you need additional details.

Beware of scammers pretending to represent Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service's consumer alert provides taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

Check out our comprehensive financial education section, with the downturn in the economy and the housing crisis you may find helpful information.

Another initiative is Senior Crime Busters. This one-hour, elder fraud protection program, which is available to your group, provides tips on how seniors can stay safe and avoid financial exploitation. Senior citizens should also beware of the "grandson" scam.

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