To report abuse or neglect of a child, contact the Child Protective Services division of the Department of Children's Services.
Contact Child Support Services in the Department of Human Services for information on child support matters including a listing of local child support offices.
Contact the Collection Service Board in the Department of Commerce and Insurance for information about collection agencies.
For information about where to file a complaint, see the File a Consumer Complaint section of this website.
Tennessee does have a Lemon Law. The Division of Consumer Affairs' website has details about what the law covers.
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is the independent state agency charged with preventing and eradicating discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing.
No. Criminal cases at trial are prosecuted by the district attorneys general. The district attorneys are elected officials and independent of the Attorney General's Office. This Office has no authority over the handling of their cases. Contact the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference for more information about the work of the District Attorneys.
Certain convictions are now eligible for expungement under Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-101(g). These matters are handled by the District Attorneys General. For more information, see the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference's website.
A certified counselor can provide information on available services and programs, and these services are free of charge. Find a list of certified counselors and other helpful foreclosure information through the Keep My Tennessee Home website..
The Department of Safety's website has information about handgun carry permits including a list of states Tennessee has formal reciprocity agreements with.
The Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on June 28, 2012. The Court held that the individual mandate is a constitutional exercise of Congress's power under the Taxing Clause of the Constitution. The Court also held that Congress lacks authority under the Spending Clause of the Constitution to penalize a state with the loss of existing Medicaid funding if the state declines to expand its Medicaid program as required by the Act. This constitutional defect is remedied, according to the Court, by precluding the federal government from withdrawing existing Medicaid funds when a state fails to comply with the expansion requirement. No other provisions of the Act were affected by the Court's ruling.
Tennessee, like every state, is bound by the Supreme Court's decision. This office determined that Tennessee's participation in the lawsuit would not have been an appropriate use of limited state resources because participation would have cost money during difficult economic times while providing no additional benefit to the state. Accordingly, the office took a conservative approach to the expenditure of taxpayer dollars and declined to join other states in either challenging or supporting the law.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, this office stands ready to assist Governor Haslam and the General Assembly in decisions about future implementation of the Act.
Contact Health Professionals Boards in the Department of Health for matters related to licensed health care professionals.
Contact the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Insurance for issues related to insurance coverage
Contact the Board of Professional Responsibility to file a complaint against a lawyer in Tennessee.
The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Tennessee and represents the interests of the state in a variety of legal matters. This Office does not have the authority to provide legal assistance to private individuals.
The Tennessee Bar Association's website has information about a variety of legal issues, links to Legal Aid and Legal Services offices in Tennessee, and resources to assist you in finding an attorney.
The Board of Judicial Conduct handles matters related to the conduct of judges.
The Office of Open Records Counsel in the Comptroller of the Treasury's office serves as the contact for concerns about access to local government public records under Tennessee's public records act.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation maintains the Sexual Offender Registry. On the TBI website, you can search for offenders by name, city, county, or zip code.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation maintains the Sexual Offender Registry. You can find registration requirements and other information on the TBI website.
Report allegations of TennCare fraud to the Office of Inspector General.
Contact the Division of Employment Security in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development with unemployment questions.