Howard County strives to help its citizens become informed consumers by alerting them to emerging scams and consumer fraud, and offering tips and factsheets on making wise purchasing decisions. In addition, Howard County’s Consumer Protection law provides effective remedies against businesses who engage in deceptive or unfair trade practices, while the County’s free mediation service provides consumers and merchants with an avenue for resolving disputes quickly and amicably. Listed below are some of the resources and services available.
Consumer Affairs Office
The Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs, a divison of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services provides consumer information, assists in resolving consumer-merchant disputes and enforces Howard County consumer protection laws.