Sedgwick County...working for you

Contact

      Marc Bennett

      Marc Bennett
      District Attorney

      p. 316.660-3600
      toll free. 800.432.6878

      535 N. Main
      Wichita, KS 67203

Consumer Resources

District Attorney Consumer Protection Division 316-660-3700 Deceptive Trade practices and fraud
Air Travel Consumer Complaints 202-366-2220 Air Fare, lost luggage, food sales
Department of Transportation Vehicle Safety Hotline 800-424-9393 Report safety defects and obtain information on child safety seats, crash test results, vehicle safety recalls
FAA 800-322-7873 Airport security and consumer issues
Better Business Bureau 316-263-3146 Handles complaints re: area businesses, reports information to consumers and mediates  complaints
Charitable Solicitations 785-296-4565 All persons wishing to collect charitable contribution for non-profit organizations in Kansas must register.
Consumer Credit Commissioner 877-387-8523 Handles complaints re: lenders & retail grantors (mortgage co's, trust co's, finance co's & credit card co's)
Consumer Credit Counseling (local) 316-265-2000 Information on credit problems; sets up informal payment plans
Dental Board 785-273-0780 Complaints re: dentists & dental hygienists in Kansas
Department of Revenue - Director of Motor Vehicles 785-296-0789
785-296-3963
Call if concerned about medical & vision problems of people with driver's licenses
Department of Revenue - Division of Vehicles 785-296-3601
785-296-3621
Regulates activities of motor vehicle dealers and sales persons
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations of the National Archives and Records Admin. 866-512-1800 Regulations for Consumer Issues
Elder Law 316-265-2252
888-353-5337
No cost legal advice for seniors
Federal Communications Commission 888-225-5322 Handles complaints re: wireless communication ( not fraud)
Federal Information Center 800-688-9889 Information about federal agencies and referrals
Federal Trade Commission 877-382-4357 Deceptive trade practices restraint of trade, credit practices; non-bank transactions, etc.
Housing and Credit Counseling 800-383-0217
785-234-0217
Complaints re: landlord/tenant issues
Insurance Commissioner (State) 800-432-2484
785-296-3071
Handles complaints re:  insurance agents & companies
Internal Revenue Service 800-829-1040 Answer questions on filing income tax, automated system
Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Informant Line 800-829-0433 To report income tax fraud ONLY
Internal Revenue Service - Sales Tax Division 316-337-6153 Collects non-paid STATE taxes for businesses and civilians
Internal Revenue Service - Status of Refund 800-829-4477 Federal ONLY
Kansas Attorney General  800-432-2310
785-296-3751
Handles complaints outside of Sedgwick or Johnson Counties
Kansas Banking Commissioner 877-387-8523 Handles complaints on Kansas banks ONLY
Kansas Bar Association - Lawyer Referral 800-928-3111 1/2 hour consultation for $15, helps located attorney's who practice in specific area of law within State of Kansas
Kansas Board of Agriculture - Weights and Measures 785-862-2415 Handles complaints re: gas pumps, grocery scales, department store scanning
Kansas Corporation Commissioner 800-662-0027
785-271-3100
Handles complaints re: telephone, natural gas; electric
Kansas Department of Labor 316-269-7167 Handles complaints re: minimum wage, employment of minors, construction & service contract , nonpayment of overtime
Kansas Human Rights Commissioner 316-337-6270
785-296-3206
Handles complaints re:  discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability or age
Kansas Optometric Association 785-232-0225 Complaints re:  optometrists
Legal Aid/Legal Service of Wichita 316-265-9681 Provides legal services to disadvantaged Kansas
Legislative Hotline (State) 785-296-7300 Information on legislation
Manufactured Housing 785-357-5256 Can only mediate if the home is new and still under warranty
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 800-424-9153 Complaints re: vehicles, child safety seats, safety recalls
Office of Comptroller of Currency 800-613-6743 Handles complaints on national banks
Pension & Welfare Benefits Administration 816-426-5131 Handles complaints re:  private pension plans, health benefits & welfare
Postal Inspector (federal) 877-876-2455 Written complaints on mail orders and mail fraud
Real Estate Commissioner 785-296-3411 Realtors in Kansas
Securities Commission (State) 316-337-6280 Investigates securities fraud
Sedgwick County Dept on Aging 316-660-7298 Information on services
Small Claims Court 316-660-5790 To file claims against a person or business for up to $4000.
State Board of Healing Arts 785-296-7413
888-886-7205
Handles complaints re: doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors in Kansas
State Board of Mortuary Arts 785-296-3980 Handles complaints re: funeral directors, funeral homes and embalmers
State Board of Pharmacy 785-296-4056 Complaints re:  pharmacists, pharmacies and distributors
State Board of Technical Professions 785-296-3053 Complaints re:  architects, engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors and geologists
State Department of Credit Unions 785-296-3021 Handles complaints on Credit Unions in Kansas
State Department of Human Resources 785-296-5000 Handles complaints re: employee matters, bad checks from employers, nonpayment of wages, unemployment insurance, job services
State Trooper's Association 800-550-5782
785-234-4488
To verify if a telemarketers is working for the Trooper's Association
Wichita Area Builders Assoc. (local) 316-265-4226 Mediates problems with member builders
Wichita Bar Association 316-263-2251 Attorneys in Wichita
Wichita Police Department General 316-268-4221 To file a report

Sedgwick County...working for you

Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.