In accordance with Governor Lamont's emergency declaration, employees and the public are asked to observe social distancing measures to ensure communal safety and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People are asked to work from home and telecommute wherever possible. Adhering to these instructions, the Department of Banking has closed its offices to the public. However, agency staff will continue to provide services to consumers and industry through telework. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Agency staff will continue to check voicemails during this time. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Verify a License

The Department of Banking regulates the following business types.  Follow the links below to check whether a company, an individual, a business entity or a business opportunity is currently licensed or registered with the department.  

Please note: Additional information on securities registrants (broker-dealers; agents; investment advisers; investment adviser agents) may also be found under Conditional Registrations (Securities).

Bona Fide Nonprofit Organizations

Broker-dealers and their agents (external link)

Business and Industrial Development Corporations

Business Opportunities

Check Cashers

Conditional Registrations (Securities)

Consumer Collection Agencies

Corporations acting in fiduciary capacity

Debt Adjusters

Debt Negotiators

Financial Institutions

International Trade and Investment Corporations

Investment Advisers

Lead Generators

Loan Processors/Underwriters

Money Transmitters

Mortgage Brokers

Mortgage Correspondent Lenders

Mortgage Lenders

Mortgage Loan Originators

Mortgage Servicers

Mutual Fund (Open-End Management Company) Filings

Sales Finance Companies

Small Loan Lenders

Student Loan Servicers