Consumer Resource Guide - For more information on addressing common issues and topics, please review the Colorado Attorney General’s Consumer Resource Guide. Please be advised the information contained within the Resource Guide should not be taken as legal advice. Consumers seeking a legal opinion should consult with a licensed attorney.
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) includes nine separate divisions and the Executive Director’s Office. DORA’s divisions include over 40 boards, commissions, and advisory committees. The Division of Registrations alone regulates over 50 professions, occupations and businesses in the state totaling over 345,000 people.
From accountants, architects, and anesthesiologists to boxing, barbers, and electricians, DORA regulates most professions operating within the state. Check first with DORA for licensing and disciplinary records prior to engaging in business with a company.
While DORA regulates most professions within Colorado, other state and local agencies have certain regulatory authority and licensing and registration requirements. In addition to checking with the various state agencies, consumers should also check with their local city and county authorities regarding localized registration and licensing requirements.
Colorado Attorney General’s Office
Colorado Department of Revenue
Colorado Secretary of State
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Under Colorado law, any person who is retained by a secured party to recover or take possession of collateral upon default is required to be bonded for property damage to or conversion of such collateral in the amount of at least $50,000. Such bond shall be filed with and drawn in favor of the Colorado Attorney General.
To find out more about repossessors or to determine if a business is registered to conduct repossessions in Colorado, check with the Colorado Attorney General.
If you believe you have been a victim of a fraudulent repossession or if you wish to report suspicious activity, report it to the Colorado Attorney General.
Under Colorado law, a "commercial telephone seller” may not conduct business in this state without having registered with the Colorado Attorney General at least ten days prior to the conduct of such business. This applies to any commercial telephone seller located in Colorado and to any commercial telephone seller contacting prospective purchasers in Colorado.
To find out more about telemarketing within the state or to determine if a business is registered to conduct telemarketing in Colorado, check with the Colorado Attorney General.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent call or wish to report telemarketing fraud, file a report with: