DCWP enforces the City's Consumer Protection Law and uses mediation to help you resolve complaints against a business.
Submit your complaint online. Note: You do NOT need to create an account to file a complaint with DCWP. However, an account will allow you to more easily track and make updates to your complaint.
If you have an account, you can make updates, upload additional documents, or withdraw your complaint from your account Dashboard.
If you do NOT have an account, you can make updates, upload additional documents, or withdraw your complaint by entering your complaint number, selecting "View or Edit complaint," and following the steps to complete a short verification form.
If you need help with the online complaint form, please email OnlineHelp@dcwp.nyc.gov.
1. Download and complete our complaint form in: English | Español (Spanish) | عربي (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 中文 (Chinese) | Français (French) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Język Polski (Polish) | Русский (Russian) | ردو (Urdu)
2. Submit a copy of the completed form and related documents (e.g., store receipts, warranties, contracts, etc.). Do not send originals.
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
Consumer Services Division
42 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004
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