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Hiring a Contractor

The slide show above highlights some of the Educational outreach events that we participated in throughout the year.

This site is made possible by the Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III and the Choosen Board of Freeholders under the supervision of Director of Public Safety Ralph Rivera and Director of Consumer Affairs Christina D'Aloia

Find out about our free educational programs listed below.  See Services menu.

Bergen & Passaic County Division of Consumer Affairs can provide free to any organization looking for speakers in Bergen & Passaic County area. The topics include, scams & frauds, protecting yourself in a retail world, and dealing with Contracts for Home Improvement, for both the contractor and homeowner. (Civic groups, senior groups, libraries, religious groups and organizations) dniland@co.bergen.nj.us or 201-336-6409 Call for more information.

The Bergen County and Passaic County Office of Consumer Protection is charged with the protection of the public, educating consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities, and ensuring that businesses comply with the consumer protection laws of the State of New Jersey.
The Bergen County  and Passaic County Office of Consumer Protection’s main responsibility is to enforce the Consumer Fraud Act and its regulations, and to protect consumers from becoming victims of fraudulent and unconscionable business practices. 


  • Staying Alert Against Scams & Fraud (20-50 minutes)
  • Protecting Yourself in a Retail World (25-55 minutes)
  • Contractor-Homeowner, The Contract Protects Everyone (45-55 minutes)​
  • Protecting Small Business, Breaches, Scams, Frauds and more, What I should know (30 Minutes)

Protect yourself and find out more about hiring Home Improvement Contractors, under information.

Department of Public Safety

Division of Consumer Affairs - Office of Consumer Protection 

Education - Programs

Check the link below to see if your Home Improvement Contrator is registered in NJ

Director of Consumer Affairs - ​Christina D'Aloia

Bergen County

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Passaic County