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Consumer Collection Agency Licensing

Essential Statutes

Please reference the relevant Connecticut Statutes (§§ 36a-800 to 36a-814, inclusive) as amended from time to time, and Regulations before applying for a license.

Warning to Licensees Who Collect Debt From CT Consumers: 
It is illegal to collect on consumer loans which violate Connecticut’s small loan regulatory scheme or to receive payment processing fees not contemplated by a consumer’s underlying debt contract - see attached memo.  A person is prohibited from directly or indirectly assisting or aiding and abetting any person in conduct prohibited by Sections 36a-555 to 36a-573, inclusive.

Notice to all Consumer Collection Agencies:
How to Apply:

If you wish to apply for a consumer collection agency license you should begin by first reviewing Connecticut’s Jurisdiction-Specific Requirements along with Connecticut's consumer collection licensing statutes, which provides the current licensing procedures and requirements applicable to consumer collection agencies.

If your company already has a completed record in the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry, then applying for a license in Connecticut merely involves filing your company's record (Form MU1), control person records (Form MU2), and relevant branch records (Form MU3) with Connecticut through the NMLS and mailing in the jurisdiction-specific requirements to the Department.

Go to the Getting Started page of the NMLS website and follow the steps outlined:

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Any questions relating to the NMLS should be directed to the NMLS Call Center at (855) 665-7123.


CONTACT

Connecticut Department of Banking
Consumer Credit Division
260 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1800

Telephone: (860) 240-8200 or toll-free 800-831-7225
Fax: (860) 240-8215

WHO TO CONTACT - Contact Paola Barry by phone at 860-240-8252 or send your questions
via e-mail to paola.barry@ct.gov  for additional assistance.