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Satellite Office

Section 2129 of the Insurance Law requires that each place of business established by an individual, corporation, partnership or limited liability company shall be under the supervision of one or more persons licensed to do the kinds of business transacted in that office. Any satellite office established by a licensee must be supervised by one or more persons licensed to do the kinds of business being transacted in that office.

Written notice shall be given to the Superintendent of any Satellite office and the licensed designated person or persons responsible for each satellite office within 15 days following the establishment of a new location including any change in address of an existing location or the replacement of a designated person.

Electronic Licenses

A duplicate license is issued when a license is lost, destroyed, or never received by the licensee.

This Department must be notified immediately of any change in a licensee's principal business or residence address.  Addresses processed online will be updated in one to two business days.  Or, you may select Address Change Form (PDF) to download the form, complete and mail to: New York State Department of Financial Services, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12257, Attention: Licensing Services Bureau.

Electronic Address Change Request

Certification

Certifications for a resident New York licensee are now available to Individual licensees, licensees with a TBA, and currently licensed entities electronically using our Electronic Letter of Certification link.

Certifications processed online may be immediately printed for use. Please read the system requirements and instructions carefully.

Letter of Clearance

May be required when a licensee moves from New York to another state and wants to become licensed in that state. To download the instruction letter, select Letter of Clearance (PDF).

Contact Us

If you are unable to find the answer to a financial services licensing question on our website, email the Licensing Bureau at licensing@dfs.ny.gov or call (800) 342-3736 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM). Local calls can be made to (212) 480-6400 or (518) 474-6600

Updated 08/29/2012

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