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  • Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works with farmers, operates the state's consumer hotline, inspects scales and gasoline pumps, and manages public lands.
  • Art Fraud - Use these tips when considering an expensive art purchase.
  • Attorney Search and Lawyer Referral - FLABAR ONLINE is designed to serve Florida lawyers and the public.
  • Auto Dealers, File Complaints Against - Find links to the complaint affadavit and contact information for the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
  • Auto Repair Fraud - Learn how to avoid auto repair fraud and keep your vehicle in good working order.
  • Background Checks - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's web site offers instructions about how to obtain criminal history background information.
  • Bankruptcy Courts - View web site listings for Florida bankruptcy courts.
  • Car, Buying a New - Read tips about how to protect yourself when purchasing a new vehicle.
  • Charitable Organizations - Read tips on giving to charity and view financial summaries of charitable organizations using the Gift Giver's Guide.
  • Computer Crime - Learn about cyberstalking, internet hoaxes, spyware and malware.
  • Construction, Licensing of - Read about board meetings, licensing, and worker's compensation.
  • Consumer Complaints - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services functions as the state's clearinghouse for consumer complaints.
  • Corporations Online (Public Inquiry) - Enter the name of a corporation to retrieve a corporate name list or a trademark name list.
  • Credit Report - Floridians may obtain a free copy of their credit report.
  • Defensive Driving - Enroll in a defensive driving course to improve your driving skills and possibly qualify for an insurance discount.
  • Disabled Parking - Get an application form and information for obtaining a Disabled Parking Permit.
  • Discrimination - The Florida Commission on Human Relations is dedicated to eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status or familial status.
  • Do Not Call - Florida residents who do not wish to receive sales calls may have their residential, mobile or paging device telephone number included on the Do Not Call list.
  • Driving School - Sign up for driving school courses online, on video, or in a classroom.
  • Drug Prices - This website was developed by Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to help consumers find the lowest price in their area for their prescription drugs.
  • Energy Assistance Program - The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides grants to local governments and non-profit agencies to assist eligible low-income households in meeting the costs of home heating and cooling.
  • Fax, Unsolicited - Learn what to do about unsolicited advertisements that are sent to your fax machine.
  • First Time Driver - Take the alcohol and drug education course required for first-time drivers and review hundreds of test questions to prepare for the Learners Permit exam online.
  • Florida Driving School - Sign up for traffic school to prepare for your driver license exams, remove points for a ticket from your driving record, or receive an insurance discount.
  • Food and Meat Inspection - Read about food inspection and related regulatory actions associated with food safety and sanitation, consumer protection and food grading programs.
  • Food and Waterborne Disease Program - This program was established in 1994 within the Division of Environmental Health to assist County Health Departments in the surveillance, investigation, reporting, and prevention of food and waterborne disease in the State of Florida.
  • Food Safety, Division of - The Division assures the public of a safe food supply through permitting and inspection of food establishments, inspection of food products, and performance of specialized laboratory analyses on a variety of food products sold or produced in the State.
  • Foreign National Arrest/Detention - View Foreign National Arrest/Detention Guidelines.
  • Gambling, Compulsive - The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) provides information and support services for problem gamblers, their families, employers and others.
  • Game Promotion/Sweepstakes - Learn what you should keep in mind before entering a sweepstakes.
  • Gasoline Prices - Conduct a survey of Florida gas prices, learn how gas prices are calculated, and learn the top ten ways to save at the pump.
  • Gemstone Investment Schemes - Thousands of consumers fall victim each year to gemstone investment schemes; learn how to protect yourself.
  • Health Care Complaints and Information - The Agency for Health Care Administration provides a toll-free telephone system for consumers to call in order to file complaints, receive publications, information and referral numbers.
  • Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Department of - Access this site for information about driver licenses, motor vehicles, and the Florida Highway Patrol.
  • Hospital and Outpatient Services Unit - The Hospital and Outpatient Services Unit within the Division of Health Quality Assurance is responsible for licensing, registering, and regulating hospitals, outpatient and health care service facilities.
  • Hotels and Restaurants, Division of - The mission of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants is to protect the health and safety of the public through education in partnership with industry.
  • Housing - View housing resources, including information about condominiums, mobile homes, timeshares, and financing resources for potential homebuyers.
  • Housing and Community Development, Division of - Gather information about building codes, disaster recovery, low-income home energy assistance, and weatherization assistance.
  • Housing Assistance - The mission of the Division of Community Planning is to assist Florida communities in meeting the challenges of growth, reducing the effects of disasters and investing in community revitalization.
  • Housing, Financing for - Find resources to help make housing affordable.
  • Identity Theft - Learn about the crime of identity theft.
  • Immigration - Learn about the services provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to applicants, petitioners, authorized representatives, community-based organizations, and the general public.
  • Immunization - The Bureau of Immunization focuses on protecting Floridians from vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Information and Referral Services - Get information about 2-1-1 helplines in Florida.
  • Insurance Fraud - This division investigates all types of insurance fraud crimes.
  • Internet Safety - Learn how to keep you and your family safe while using the Internet.
  • Invention Promotion Firms - Learn how to locate a legitimate invention promotion firm to assist you in finding a suitable manufacturing company if you have developed a new idea for a product.
  • Land Sales Scams - Protect yourself from land sales scams with advice from the Office of the Attorney General of Florida.
  • Learner Permit - Find out how to earn a Learner's Permit for driving in Florida.
  • Lemon Law - The Lemon Law program has proven to be an effective means of recourse for Florida consumers who have purchased or leased NEW defective autos.
  • Life Insurance and Annuities - This guide is designed to point out the differences between life insurance and annuities as investments, and how to find the plan that is right for you.
  • Loans, Advance Fee - Get information to help you decide whether or not to apply for an advance fee loan.
  • Medical Discount Cards - Read about how programs that involve the purchase of a medical discount card or joining a medical discount plan are not health insurance and probably are not regulated by the State of Florida.
  • Mine Reclamation - The environmental resources program provides ecological planning and support for the other mine reclamation programs.
  • Motor Vehicle Repair - Your automobile is one of your most important investments. Protect that investment by choosing the right Automobile Repair Professional.
  • Pay Traffic Ticket - Pay your traffic ticket online and sign up for traffic school at the same time.
  • Pet Lemon Law - The Pet Lemon Law addresses dogs and cats transported or offered for sale, health requirements, and the consumer guarantee.
  • Phishing - Learn about phishing, a type of theft that lures victims into revealing personal information, such as financial account numbers, resulting in the looting of those accounts.
  • Price Gouging - Price gouging following a declared state of emergency is illegal; learn how to protect yourself.
  • Publications - Order publications from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services about agriculture, consumer issues, and cookbooks and recipes.
  • Radon - Read a discussion of radon issues in Florida, view a list of certified radon businesses and individuals, and read guidance, instructions and requirements for facilities required to test for radon.
  • Senior Drivers Insurance Discount Course - Florida Statute 627.0652 requires insurance companies to provide a discount for drivers 55 years of age or older who have successfully completed this accident prevention course.
  • Sexual Offenders and Predators - This database contains public record information on offenders classified as sexual predators and sexual offenders under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime and/or a specified crime against children.
  • Slamming - Learn what to do if your phone service has been switched without your authorization.
  • SPAM/Junk Email - Spam is a popular term for unsolicited commercial electronic mail.
  • Tanning Facilities - Learn about risks associated with tanning beds and booths and spray-on tanning and how tanning facilties are regulated.
  • Tattooing & Permanent Makeup - Learn about business issues associated with tattooing and permanent makeup.
  • Taxpayer Rights - The Florida Taxpayer's Bill of Rights provides protection for taxpayers' privacy and property during their interactions with Department of Revenue employees.
  • TaxWatch, Florida - The aim of Florida TaxWatch is to improve taxpayer value, citizen understanding and government accountability.
  • Telemarketing - Learn about the Florida Telemarketing Act and read frequently asked questions about telemarketing.
  • Telephone Solicitation Complaints - Learn how to add your phone number to the Florida Do Not Call list.
  • Tenant Rights and Responsibilities - Find out what you need to know before you rent, how oral and written leases work, and what you need to know when you decide to move.
  • Timeshare Sales and Resales - Learn how to protect yourself from timeshare scams, which occur both on the front-end, the time of the original purchase, and at the back-end, when you try to resell the timeshare.
  • Travel, Sellers of - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulates travel agencies in Florida.
  • Tuition, Prepaid - Learn more about the Florida Prepaid College Program.
  • Unclaimed Property - To find out if the state is holding unclaimed funds that belong to you, click the link on this site.
  • Unemployment - Unemployment insurance provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.
  • Vehicle Leasing - This information will help you compare lease offers and negotiate a lease that best fits your needs, budget, and driving patterns.
  • Weight Loss Fraud - Learn how to protect yourself against weight loss schemes.
 
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