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State agency hotlines and citizen assistance

This page provides frequently requested contact numbers and webpages for a number of state agencies. This is not a full list of agencies. For a complete list, visit the Texas State Library's Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL).

Aging & Seniors Health, Social Services & Public Safety Professional Licensing & Complaints
Dept. of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) Texas Dept. of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)
Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS) Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
Children & Families Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
Attorney General - Child Support Division Dept. of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Texas Medical Board
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Texas Veterans' Commission Board of Dental Examiners
Dept. of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) Labor , Employment & Retirement Dept. of Agriculture (TDA)
Consumer Protection & Tax Assistance Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) State Government
Attorney General - Consumer Protection Center Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Office of the Secretary of State (SOS)
Comptroller of Public Accounts Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Office of the Governor
Office of the Consumer Credit Comm. (OCCC) Mortgage & Foreclosure Assistance Texas Legislative Council (TLC)
Texas Dept. of Insurance (TDI) Texas Attorney General Texas Legislature Online
Department of Banking Texas Dept. of Housing & Community Affairs Texas State Auditor (TSA)
Courts & Legal Assistance Texas Dept. of Savings & Mortgage LendingSunset Advisory Commission
State Bar of Texas Office of the Consumer Credit Comm. (OCCC) Transportation
Texas Courts Natural Resources Dept. of Motor Vehicles (TXDMV)
Texas State Law Library Texas Comm. on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Dept. of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Supreme Court General Land Office Dept. of Transportation (TXDOT)
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Texas Railroad Commission Utilities
  Water Development Board Public Utility Commission (PUC) (electric & telephone)
    Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) (gas)
    Texas Dept. of Housing & Community Affairs

Aging & Seniors   Top

  • Dept. of Aging & Disability Services (DADS)
    DADS was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging and who have cognitive and physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these services, and administers the state's guardianship program.
  • Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
    DARS' mission is to work in partnership with Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society.
    • Services Information Hotline - (800) 628-5115

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