North Dakota Attorney General's Office

The Attorney General is the chief legal counsel and advisor to state government in North Dakota. He represents and defends the interests of the state and the people of North Dakota in civil and criminal actions. He may take legal action to protect the rights of North Dakotans, defend the actions of state officials, and ensure public order. The Attorney General is a member of numerous boards and commissions, including the Board of University and School Lands, Industrial Commission (which oversees all state-owned industries), Drug and Alcohol Commission, Judicial Council and Pardon Advisory Board.


Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division (CPAT) assists consumers by enforcing the state’s consumer fraud laws prohibiting misleading and deceptive practices in connection with the sale or advertisement of merchandise. CPAT investigates and prosecutes consumer fraud cases, mediates individual consumer complaints, and educates the public on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.

If you have a consumer problem or question, call the Consumer Protection Division at 328-3404, 800-366-6888 (TTY), or toll free at 1-800-472-2600.


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State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Dept. 125
Bismarck, ND 58505



701 328-2210
TTY: 800 366-6888


Consumer Protection and Antitrust
701 328-3404
800 472-2600


701 328-4848


701 328-2329


701 328-1574


Civil Litigation
701 328-3640


Natural Resources
701 328-3640


Bureau of Criminal Investigation
701 328-5500
800 472-2185


Fire Marshal
701 328-5555


Information Technology
701 328-5500


Crime Laboratory
701 328-6159