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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

South Dakota Office of the Attorney General

Website: South Dakota Office of the Attorney General

Address: South Dakota Office of the Attorney General
Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 3
Pierre, SD 57501-8503

Phone Number: 605-773-4400

Toll-free: 1-800-300-1986 (SD)

TTY: 605-773-6585

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section 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 Federal Agencies.

Department of Labor and Regulation

Website: Department of Labor and Regulation

Address: Department of Labor and Regulation
Division of Banking
1601 N. Harrison Ave., Suite 1
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone Number: 605-773-3421

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Department of Labor and Regulation

Website: Department of Labor and Regulation

Address: Department of Labor and Regulation
Division of Insurance
445 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone Number: 605-773-3563

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Department of Labor and Regulation

Website: Department of Labor and Regulation

Address: Department of Labor and Regulation
Division of Securities
445 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-3185

Phone Number: 605-773-4823

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Public Utilities Commission

Website: Public Utilities Commission

Address: Public Utilities Commission
Consumer Affairs
500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Phone Number: 605-773-3201

Toll-free: 1-800-332-1782

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