Dorset Trading Standards provide a wide range of consumer services. Below are links to the services available to residents.

Citizens Advice

Consumer advice is provided by Citizens Advice, who help with consumer problems when something has gone wrong with a purchase of goods or services.

Buy With Confidence

Find businesses that have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards to ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way.

Friends Against Scams

A National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.

Get an uninvited trader door sticker

Say no to cold calling doorstep traders with a Dorset Trading Standards door sticker.

Report a business to Trading Standards

Report a business to Citizens Advice if you think it has broken the law or acted unfairly. Citizens Advice will pass the information you’ve provided to us, to decide whether to investigate.

Buying and selling dogs in Dorset

Get advice on buying a dog and what to look out for or report a concern about a breeder to help us stop the illegal puppy trade. If you are a breeder, find out if you need a licence and apply.

Food and product safety alerts and recalls

Information on food and product safety alerts, reports and recalls for unsafe products.