File a Complaint
The Attorney General’s Office welcomes complaints from constituents on a large variety of matters. If you have experienced a consumer problem, we want to hear from you!
The Office has several forms available that you can fill out to report complaints. Information about each form is available below.
|NEW! COVID-19 Complaint Form||English||Español||Hmong||Somali|
|NEW! Price-Gouging Complaint Form||English||Español||Hmong||Karen||Somali|
|NEW! Tenant Eviction Complaint Form||English||Español||Hmong||Somali|
|Consumer Assistance Request Form||English||Español||Hmong||Karen||Somali|
|Fraud Report Form||English|
Please provide as much information as you can. Attach copies of any relevant documents, such as bills, contracts, canceled checks, correspondence, or advertisements. Do not send us your original documents.
Reports from constituents help us to:
- identify potential violations of Minnesota law,
- identify new problems occurring in the marketplace,
- build lawsuits against companies who violate state laws, and
- educate the public about emerging scams.
If you have experienced a consumer problem that doesn’t seem right, we would like to hear about it. Even if we have already started a lawsuit, information from consumers may provide important evidence for our case.
COVID-19 Related Complaints
COVID-19 Complaint Form
The COVID-19 Complaint Form is used if you need help with a problem related to COVID-19 such as fraud, health-related scams (miracle cures, products, or treatments), government imposter and financial relief scams, cyber crime, financial crime, hate crime, or other civil or criminal law concerns. If you have concerns about price gouging or eviction-related concerns please use the dedicated forms below.
The COVID-19 Complaint Form is available in:
Price-Gouging Complaint Form
Attorney General Ellison’s Office is concerned with reports that some retailers may be engaged in price-gouging practices by selling essential goods or services at unconscionable or excessively inflated prices as a result of COVID-19. The Attorney General strongly encourages consumers to report such practices immediately to Minnesota Attorney General’s Office by using the Price-Gouging Complaint Form.
The Price-Gouging Complaint Form is available in:
Tenant Eviction Complaint Form
A recent Executive Order forbids landlords from evicting tenants or asking them to leave during the pandemic. Tenants who are told they have to leave their home may report the landlord to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office by using the Tenant Eviction Complaint Form.
If you owe rent, apply for rental assistance at www.renthelpmn.org.
The Tenant Eviction Complaint Form is available in:
Consumer Assistance Request Form
If you need help with a consumer problem, such as unsatisfactory service, bill disputes, mortgage servicing or foreclosure issues, utility shutoffs or other concerns and would like the Attorney General’s Office to contact the organization on your behalf, please use our Online Consumer Assistance Request Form.
The Consumer Assistance Request Form is available in:
Fraud Report Form
To report a fraud or scam, please use our Fraud Report Form.
Filing a Complaint
You may request help resolving a problem with a business or report fraud to us using one of the forms listed here. We strongly encourage you to file your complaint using our online complaint forms as it is the quickest way for us to receive and process your complaint.
If you prefer to submit your complaint by mail or anonymously, you may download our printable Consumer Assistance Request Form or Fraud Report Form. We ask that you enter the requested information into the form using your computer before printing it, which helps us process complaints in a more timely fashion. Please include as much information as you can on the form. After you have printed the completed form, please sign and date it, attach copies of any relevant documents, and mail it to our Office at the following address:
Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
St. Paul, MN 55101
If you have questions about whether you should send us a report about a particular business or would like our assistance in filling out our Consumer Assistance Request Form or Fraud Report Form, or have questions about which form to use, please call our Office at (651) 296-3353 (Twin Cities Calling Area) or (800) 657-3787 (Outside the Twin Cities), Monday through Friday. Please remember that we are not authorized to give legal advice to or act on behalf of individual constituents in private legal matters (e.g. wills, child support, divorce, criminal proceedings, etc.) If you need assistance in contacting a private attorney, see our publication Hiring an Attorney for information.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have been victimized by a crime, you should contact your local police or sheriff’s department and county attorney. The Minnesota Legislature has given these agencies the authority to investigate and prosecute criminal matters.