DOB: Mortgage Servicer Licensing Information

Mortgage Servicer Licensing


Essential Statutes
Please reference the relevant Connecticut Statutes (§§ 36a-715 to 36a-719l, inclusive) and Sections 1 through 3, inclusive, of Public Act 15-53 before applying for a license.

Other Relevant Information:

Mortgage Servicer Licensing Opinion
The Commissioner has issued an opinion that owners of mortgage servicing rights and owners of mortgage loans for which mortgage servicing rights have been retained, who hire licensed mortgage servicers to perform the mortgage servicing necessitated by ownership, must obtain a mortgage servicer license unless exempt or excluded from licensure.

Mortgage Correspondent Lender/Mortgage Servicer
Section 1 of Public Act 15-53 has codified an exemption for what was previously the Commissioner's no-action position regarding mortgage servicer licensing requirements and supplemental bonding and insurance requirements for mortgage correspondent lenders who may act as mortgage servicers during the 90-day holding period in connection with residential mortgage loans they make from a Connecticut licensed location.

If you wish to apply for a mortgage servicer license you should begin by first reviewing Connecticut’s Jurisdiction-Specific Requirements along with Connecticut's mortgage servicer statutes, which provides the current licensing procedures and requirements applicable to mortgage servicers.
 
All new applications must be submitted to the Department via the National Mortgage Licensing System (“NMLS”).
 
If your company already has a completed record in the National Mortgage Licensing System, 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 required 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.

 Auto-Renewal Functionality Available

Starting with the next renewal period that begins on November 1, 2017, the Department of Banking will activate the auto-renewal feature of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS).  We expect this to greatly increase our efficiency in processing renewal applications.

Licensees must ensure that they provide ALL information required to enable them to take full advantage of this feature. Please read the attached memo for details - Auto-Renewal Notice, September 2017.

 

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 Richard Cortes by phone at 860-240-8138 or send your questions
via e-mail to Richard.Cortes@ct.gov for additional assistance.



Content Last Modified on 9/29/2017 3:41:16 PM