Submit a Tip

Are you aware of a specific case of waste, fraud, abuse of position or of taxpayer dollars at the local or state level? Have you been hindered by confusing or burdensome regulations? Would you like to report a tip anonymously to commission staff for review?

If you have information on excessive red tape or improper governmental conduct—such as violations of state or federal law, fraud, misappropriation of state resources, substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety, or gross mismanagement, a gross waste of monies, or gross abuse of authority—please click the button below to submit a tip. 


            Example 1: You are personally aware of a local government official who abused his authority by outlining specific terms of a contract to favor a particular contractor.

            Example 2: You have had a project delayed due to enforcement of unclear regulations or inconsistent enforcement regulations.

            Example 3: You have specific evidence of a government program spending money in a way inconsistent with the purpose of the program. 


What can I do about it?

Report the incident here for review.


What happens to my report?

Your report is confidential, and you will remain anonymous if you choose. If you do not, staff may contact you with additional questions or to let you know what actions will result. Your information will not be used for any other purpose. 


How to Submit a Tip

Check the box below and click submit to access the form where you can submit a tip. To respect your need to remain confidential, your contact information will only be used to follow up on your submission.

Anonymity protections

Per G.S. 120-76, as amended by S.L. 2022-6, “The individual making the report may, at the individual’s discretion, remain anonymous. Any report received under this subdivision, in whatever form, is confidential, shall not be a public record, as defined by G.S. 132-1, and becomes available to the public only as provided in G.S. 120-131.”

Whistleblower protections for State employees

General Statute §126-84(a) states, “It is the policy of this State that State employees shall have a duty to report verbally or in writing to their supervisor, department head, or other appropriate authority, evidence of activity by a State agency or State employee constituting…a violation of State or federal law, rule or regulation; fraud; a misappropriation of State resources; a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety; or gross mismanagement, a gross waste of monies, or gross abuse of authority.”

If you have information related to improper conduct by an agency or state employee, please complete the form below. Please see G.S. 126-85 on protections from retaliation for state employees.