Texas Attorney General Dealer Information

The Texas Attorney General is not only the leading law enforcement office in the State but they also investigate deceptive business practices by Texas dealers. You  must operate your dealership in compliance with all Texas and Federal dealer laws. Otherwise, as a dealer, you could be investigated by the Texas Attorney General. You will learn how to comply with these laws in your Texas dealers license training course.

The main tool the Attorney General’s office uses to protect Texas consumers is the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. This law lists many practices which are false, deceptive, or misleading. When someone falls victim to illegal practices covered by the DTPA, they may have the right to sue for damages under the act. If they win the lawsuit and prove the dealer knowingly deceived them, they may be eligible to recover up to three times the damages.

Texas dealers must operate ethically and give full disclosure of any vehicle defects in which you are aware of in writing or your customers could have financial resource against you.

Texas Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548


Office of the Attorney General
Child Support Division
P.O. Box 12017
Austin, TX 78711-2017

Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection
Consumer Protection Hotline:

Crime Victims
You can get help from CVC staff:
Mon. - Fri. 8a.m. - 5p.m. CT

You can also reach the Attorney General's office by phone or email
Main Switchboard 512-463-2100 or Constituent Affairs 800-252-8011 or

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