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WHERE TO COMPLAIN

Have a problem and don't know where to turn? Here are some numbers to help you reach the right person or agency. Unless otherwise noted, phone numbers are area code 352.

AUTOMOBILES

To report problems with new cars under the state Lemon Law, call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Lemon Law Hot Line toll-free 1-800-321-5366.

BUSINESS PRACTICES

For complaints about businesses, call the Better Business Bureau toll-free 1-800-525-1447. State Attorney's office: 754-4255.

CABLE TELEVISION

TO REPORT PROBLEMS WITH YOUR CABLE SERVICE, CALL BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS: (352) 796-3006.

CIVIL LITIGATION

Small Claims Courts: Hernando, 754-4207. Free legal services for qualified, low-income residents: 796-7238. Lawyer referral services (Florida Bar): toll-free 1-800-342-8060. Hernando courthouse switchboard, 754-4201.

CONTRACTORS

Having problems with a contractor? In Hernando, call the building department at 754-4109.

DOGS AND OTHER STRAYS

Hernando County Animal Control, 796-5062.

ELECTRIC SERVICE

Hernando county residents, excluding Brooksville and surrounding area, should report problems with their electric service to Withlacoochee River Electric Co-op, 596-4000. Brooksville residents, served by Florida Power Corp., should call 544-6223 or toll-free 1-800-700-8744.

PHONE PROBLEMS

BellSouth phone repair service: 611.

THE TIMES/HERNANDO

Circulation problems, including missed papers: (352) 796-4456 in Hernando County. News coverage in the Hernando area: (352) 754-6101.

WATER AND SEWER

Brooksville Utilities Department customers call 544-5400 during business hours and 754-6818 after hours. Hernando County Utility customers may call 754-4037.

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