Office of Consumer Protection
The Office of Consumer Protection is a division of the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services. Whether we are mediating disputes, taking enforcement action or providing tips on how to avoid scams or make smart purchasing decisions, we are helping to protect Howard County's consumers.

New County Law Protects Residential Tenants

Beginning on August 12, 2018, tenants will have additional protections when renting housing in Howard County. Visit our Landlord-Tenant page for details.

Tips and Alerts Following Ellicott City's Flood 

Avoiding Home Repair Scams

File a complaint - PDF form

File a complaintOn-line form


Howard County Consumer Protection

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
410-313-6420 (voice/relay)
410-313-6453 (fax)