DOB: Consumer Collection Agencies Licensed in Connecticut

Consumer Collection Agencies
Licensed in Connecticut

No person shall act within this state as a consumer collection agency unless such person has first obtained a consumer collection agency license for such person’s main office and each branch office where such person’s business is conducted.

“Consumer collection agency” means any person (A) engaged as a third party in the business of collecting or receiving for payment for others of any account, bill or other indebtedness from a consumer debtor, (B) engaged directly or indirectly in the business of collecting any account, bill or other indebtedness from a consumer debtor for such person’s own account if the indebtedness was acquired from another person and if the indebtedness was either delinquent or in default at the time it was acquired, or (C) engaged in the business of collecting or receiving for payment property tax from a property tax debtor on behalf of a municipality, including any person who, by any device, subterfuge or pretense, makes a pretended purchase or takes a pretended assignment of accounts from any other person or municipality of such indebtedness for the purpose of evading the provisions of sections 36a- 800 to 36a-810, inclusive. It includes persons who furnish collection systems carrying a name which simulates the name of a consumer collection agency and who supply forms or form letters to be used by the creditor, even though such forms direct the consumer debtor or property tax debtor to make payments directly to the creditor rather than to such fictitious agency. “Consumer collection agency” further includes any person who, in attempting to collect or in collecting such person’s own accounts or claims from a consumer debtor, uses a fictitious name or any name other than such person’s own name which would indicate to the consumer debtor that a third person is collecting or attempting to collect such account or claim.

NOTE: “Consumer debtor”, “Creditor”, “Municipality”, “Organization”, “Property tax” and Property tax debtor” are all further defined at Section 36a-800 of the C.G.S.

Questions concerning consumer collection agencies may be directed via email to Anne Cappelli at the Consumer Credit Division.

To verify that a consumer collection agency is licensed to do business in Connecticut, please use the NMLS Consumer Access link below.

NMLS Consumer Access is a fully searchable website that allows the public to view information concerning state-licensed consumer collection agencies.

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Consumer collection agencies licensed to do business in Connecticut are shown below listed alphabetically by entity name. All listings include:  entity name, license number, license type and address.  Please click on the link below to download the file.

Downloadable Consumer Collection Agency Licensee List as of October 1, 2018
(Excel file)

**Windows users tip: once file is downloaded simultaneously select
the "control" and "F" keys to find a particular name.

Consumer Credit Division

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