The Consumer Protection Advisory Board works with the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) to educate and protect Howard County consumers. Board members provide feedback and recommendations on OCP's programs, alert OCP to problems and concerns they witness in their communities and assist in educating county residents on the services that OCP provides. When necessary, the Board may also hold public hearings to determine whether it should recommend that certain types of merchants or practices be governed by the County consumer protection law. The Board submits an annual report on OCP to the County Executive and County Council. The Consumer Protection Advisory Board is governed by Section 17.402 of the Howard County Code.
Visit the Consumer Protection Advisory Board webpage for more information about upcoming meetings, agendas and minutes.