File a Debt Collection Agency Complaint
How do I submit a complaint?
The DOB licenses and regulates collection agencies who collect debts from Connecticut residents.
- Attempt to resolve the dispute by contacting the collection agency to resolve your dispute.
- If your dispute cannot be resolved, determine if the collection agency is licensed by the Department of Banking. See consumer collection agencies licensed in Connecticut.
Click on the NMLS Consumer Access button. See Instructions for Using NMLS Consumer Access.
- If you have been working with a collection agency that is not listed in NMLS (and not licensed in Connecticut), the Department of Banking also accepts complaints against unlicensed companies who are conducting collection agency activities on Connecticut residents.
In addition to the Department of Banking, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervises any debt collection firm with more than $10 million in annual receipts. If you need further assistance, you may submit your complaint with the CFPB online
or by calling the CFBP at (855) 411-2372.
Contact the Connecticut Department of Banking Consumer Affairs Unit at one of the following numbers:
Telephone Direct: 860-240-8170
Toll-free: 1-800-831-7225, ext. 8170
Foreclosure Assistance Hotline: 1-877-472-8313
Rental Security Deposits: 860-240-8154 or toll-free 1-800-831-7225, ext. 8154
Fax: (860) 920-3028