The following agencies and organizations can provide information on or assistance with some of the most common problems our viewers experience. We hope these are of some help to you. If not, email email@example.com.
Both the state and federal government maintain these lists. For the state list, go to the attorney general's page. Click here for the federal list. Note: State law restricting who can call you is currently more stringent than the federal law, which means you're probably better off signing up for the Indiana list. You only have to sign up once.
The Better Business Bureau handles complaints and offers information about businesses. Call the organization at 488-2222 or look up a company's record online.
The Federal Trade Commission also investigate consumer complaints against businesses. Call the agency at 877-382-4357 or check out the FTC website for information on common issues such as online lottery and government grant scams.
For help resolving disputes with landlords in Marion County, call the Tenant-Landlord Coalition at 322-2369.
For complaints against licensed professionals such as plumbers, pharmacists and doctors, check the Professional Licensing Agency. You can call the Medical Licensing Board at 234-2060 for complaints and information about doctors and nurses. To file a malpractice complaint, however, you must contact the state insurance department at 800-622-4461.
Lawmakers. State and local legislators sometimes provide services to help constituents resolve problems.
For a simple referral to an attorney, call the Indiana State Bar Association at 639.5465. There are also several agencies that provide free or reduced cost legal help to those who meet income guidelines, including:
Legal Aid, 635-9538.
Legal Services Organization, 632-5764.
The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, 429-4131.
Local city and county agencies handle many health and safety issues. In Indianapolis, call the Mayor's Action Center to report problems such as flooding, police response, health hazards and so on. Call 327-4622.
For health concerns such as mold in buildings or unsafe properties, contact your county's health department. In Marion County, call 221-2150.
For social services such as heating bill assistance, check these agencies:
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