DOB: Landing Page - Check Casher

File a Check Casher Complaint

How do I submit a complaint?

  1. Attempt to resolve the dispute by contacting the check casher to resolve your dispute.
  2. Determine whether the check casher is licensed by the DOB.  See check cashers licensed in Connecticut.  Go to Step 4.
  3. The Department of Banking also pursues complaints against unlicensed companies that are conducting check cashing activities for a fee with Connecticut residents.  If you have worked with a check casher that is not listed on the link in Step 2 above as licensed by the Department of Banking (DOB), it is an unlicensed check casher. 

     DOB Online Consumer Assistance Form    

Helpful Resources

Connecticut Banking Law caps the fee a check casher can charge:

  • Fee of 2% of the amount of the check is the general rule; or
  • If check is issued by the State of Connecticut and payable to a recipient of public assistance, the fee is 1% of the amount of the check.



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
Fax: 860-240-8178

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