In support of its consumer protection mandate, the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) mediates complaints and investigates violations of the Automotive Repair Act and related laws and regulations. Depending on the nature and severity of confirmed violations, BAR may issue a citation that may contain an order of abatement or, in some cases, refer the matter to the Office of the Attorney General to file an accusation, which could result in formal discipline against the licensee. Through investigations and the formal discipline process, BAR's enforcement operations support business activities by ensuring a fair and competitive automotive repair and Smog Check marketplace for all stakeholders.
To search BAR enforcement actions by action and/or license type, and to access related disciplinary documents, visit BAR’s Enforcement Actions page. Additionally, the Department of Consumer Affairs' (DCA) open data portal provides enforcement and licensing data for all the Boards and Bureaus under DCA jurisdiction.