Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Public Records Index
Licensing & Registration

How to request and obtain licensing and registration public records from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

About These Records

Licensing, registration, and application information filed by entities licensed and registered by the DFI.

Record Type How To Obtain
Applications For
  • Banks
    • New Banks
    • New Branch
    • Mergers
    • Conversions
    • Amendments to Articles
    • Reorganizations
  • Trust Companies
Submit A Public Records Request (PDF)*
For licensing and registration information for banks, submit a public records request to DFI's Division of Banks.
Applications For
  • Credit Unions
    • New Credit Union
    • Out of state branch
    • Mergers
    • Conversions
Submit A Public Records Request (PDF)*
For licensing and registration information for credit unions, submit a public records request to DFI's Division of Credit Unions.
Applications For
  • Other Non Depository Entities
    • Check Cashers/Sellers
      (Payday Lenders) and Branches
    • Mortgage Brokers and Branches
    • Loan Originators
    • Consumer Loan Companies and Branches
    • Escrow Agents and Branches
    • Escrow Officers
Submit A Public Records Request (PDF)*
For licensing and registration information for non depository entities, submit a public records request to DFI's Division of Consumer Services.
Bonding and Surety Information For (includes name of bonding company, policy number and bond number)
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Escrow Agents
  • Consumer Loan Companies
  • Money Transmitters/Currency Exchangers
  • Check Cashers/Sellers (Payday Lenders)
Obtain Online
Search DFI's licensee database to obtain bonding information for entities licensed by DFI.
Registration & Licensing Information For
  • Investment Advisers
  • Securities Broker/Dealers
  • Securities Salespersons
  • Securities Issuers
  • Franchises
  • Franchise Brokers
  • Business Opportunities
  • Escrow Agents & Officers
  • Consumer Loan Companies
  • Check Cashers/Sellers (Payday lenders)
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Loan Originators
  • Money Transmitters/Currency Exchangers
Obtain Online
Search DFI's licensee database to obtain registration and licensing information for entities licensed by DFI.
Exemption Filings (Securities)
  • Reg D
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Model accredited investor exemption
  • Existing security holders
  • Cooperative/Mutual Association
  • Municipal securities
  • Non-profit organization
Submit Public Records Request (PDF)*
To request Securities exemption filings, submit a public records request to DFI's Division of Securities.

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Can't Find What You Are Looking For?

  1. Fill out a public records request form. Each division at DFI maintains its own public records request form.
  2. Mail the completed form to the address shown in the upper left hand corner of the form.
  3. DFI will respond to your request within 5 days. DFI may ask for additional information or provide you with an estimate of when the records will be made available to you.

Request A Form Be Sent Via Mail

If you would like a public record request form to be sent to you via mail, please call us at (360) 902-8700 or toll free at 1-877-RING DFI (746-4334)


Contact Us

If you need assistance or have a question, feel free to call us at 1-877-RING DFI (746-4334).

Our office hours are 8 am - 5 pm (PST), Monday - Friday.

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