Licensed in Connecticut
Persons/firms engaging in the business of cashing checks, drafts or money orders for consideration at a general facility or a limited facility must be licensed by the Department of Banking for each location where such business is conducted. A general facility means a fixed location which is open to the general public for at least six hours per day four days a week. A limited facility means a mobile facility on property occupied by an employer where a check casher may, on no more than two days per week, cash payroll checks for employees under written contract with such employer.
By law, a check cashing licensee shall not charge a sum in excess of 1% of the check for cashing a check drawn by the State of Connecticut and payable within Connecticut to a recipient of public assistance, if the check is negotiated to the licensee by the original payee and the payee produces reasonable identification. By regulation, a check cashing licensee shall not charge a sum exceeding 2% of the item for cashing a check, draft or money order drawn on a depository institution. See related laws/regulations.
Notice to all Licensees:
Section 36a-584(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by Public Act 18-173 requires check casher licensees to submit a report quarterly to this department specifying the number and type of checks cashed that exceed six thousand dollars ($6,000). Licensees must complete the Quarterly Report Form on or before the following dates: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15. If no activity occurred in any particular quarter, the licensee shall file a written statement to that effect.
Questions concerning check cashing services may be directed via email to Anne Cappelli at the Consumer Credit Division.
To verify that a check casher is licensed to do business in Connecticut, please use the NMLS Consumer Access link below.
NMLS Consumer Access is a fully searchable website that allows the public to view information concerning state-licensed check cashers.
The following list includes licensed check cashers, by their company name, license number, license name, main office street address, town, state and zip code. Please click on the link below to download the file.
Downloadable Check Casher Licensee List as of June 1, 2023
**Windows users tip: once file is downloaded simultaneously select the "control" and "F" keys to find a particular name.