Media Inquiries

The Department of Consumer Affairs media office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are a member of the media, please email or call (916) 574-8170 for assistance. Email is recommended for the fastest response and for after-hours inquiries.

For consumer questions or concerns, contact DCA’s Consumer Information Center; for licensee or applicant questions, contact your board or bureau directly.

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Direct Media Contacts

Monica Vargas, Deputy Director, Communications Division

Matt Woodcheke, Manager, Office of Public Affairs

Peter Fournier, Public Information Officer

Renee Santos, Public Information Officer

Licensing, Data, and COVID-19 Resources

  • DCA License Search - DCA administers more than 3.4 million licenses in more than 280 license types including certificates, registrations, and permits for a wide range of professions: from architects to accountants, dentists to veterinarians. Check the status of a professional’s license anytime with DCA’s online License Search tool.
  • DCA’s Open Data Portal - The portal contains nonconfidential aggregate statistical data in a user-friendly format covering many of DCA’s core activities including licensing, renewals, applications, and enforcement for all of DCA’s boards and bureaus.
  • The DCA Page - DCA’s blog is your one-stop shop for the latest Department of Consumer Affairs news, stories, photos, videos, and more. You can also subscribe to get the latest DCA news sent right to your inbox.
  • Consumer Connection magazine - DCA’s award-winning flagship publication features need-to-know news for California consumers. Sign up for a free subscription.
  • COVID-19 waivers - Pursuant to the governor’s Executive Order N-39-20, during the state of emergency, the director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may waive any statutory or regulatory requirements with respect to a professional license issued pursuant to Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.

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