Securities

The primary mission of the Division of Securities, which was established in the early 1930s, is to protect the investing public and promote confidence in the capital markets. About the Securities Division

News and Updates

03/26/2015
The Securities Division adopted a final rule to update the exemption from securities registration for investment grade securities set forth in WAC 460-42A-081 to more closely align with Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933 and federal Rule 146 adopted thereunder.
03/02/2015
Join the Securities Division to discuss how the recent amendments to the investment adviser rules, WAC 460-24A, impact investment advisers registered in the State of Washington. The amendments changed the financial reporting requirements, custody requirements, and books and records requirements. In addition, learn about common licensing issues and how to avoid typical examination mistakes.
02/19/2015
The final stage of the annual renewal process for investment advisers is the fiscal year end filings.
02/18/2015
The Division of Securities has published FAQs and answers regarding crowdfunding.
02/05/2015
The Securities Division has now filed a notice of Proposed Rule Making (Form CR-102) and the text of the proposed rules (OTS-6085).

Complaints

If you have a complaint against an individual selling an investment or offering advice, file a complaint with the Division.

Verify Licenses

Before investing, make sure to verify the license of the individual selling the investment and make sure the investment itself is registered to be sold in Washington.

Old Stock Certificates

Links to resources to help you find the value of old stock certificates.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Department of Financial Institutions
Securities Division
PO Box 9033
Olympia, WA 98507-9033

Phone Numbers:
Main Telephone Line: (360) 902-8760
Toll Free: (877) RING DFI (746-4334)
Fax: (360) 902-0524
TDD: (360) 664-8126