File a complaint against a federal or state government agency
Find out where to file a complaint against a federal or state government agency. And learn about getting further help from elected officials with your complaint.
File a complaint against a federal agency
- File a complaint by contacting the agency first. Find the agency using this alphabetical government agency directory to get contact information for the agency program you want to complain about.
- If you cannot solve the issue after contacting the program, contact the agency’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
File a complaint against a state agency
To file a complaint against a state or local agency, find its contact information on its website.
Get more help with your complaint from elected officials
If you filed your complaint directly with the agency and your issue still has not been resolved, contact an elected representative.
- Find and contact your federal, state, and local elected officials.
- Call the United States Capitol switchboard at 1-202-224-3121 to get directly connected to your senator or representative’s office.
LAST UPDATED: June 1, 2023