Important Notices

Subject: Central Locations Posted on DFI Website

In response to AB 2364, (effective January 1, 2013) the DFI collected the central locations for service of legal process filed by financial institutions* doing business in California.  The DFI has posted the central locations for service of legal process that have been filed with the DFI as of January 14, 2013.  To view an institution’s designated central location, please visit the DFI’s webpage, Central Locations for Service of Legal Process, or go to www.dfi.ca.gov and click on the “Service of Legal Process” link that is located under the Popular Resources area.

Please Note:

  • The DFI has no authority to provide advice or guidance about serving process on a financial institution and has no information other than the central location information listed below and on the Information on Central Locations for Service of Legal Process page.
  • Should a financial institution with more than 9 branches or offices fail to designate a central location for service of legal process, all branches or offices of that institution located in this state shall be deemed to be a central location at which service of legal process may be made, and all of the institution's branches or offices located within this state shall be deemed to be a branch or office covered by central process. To find out if a financial Institution changed its name or merged, you may wish to visit the National Information Center web site.
  • Those institutions that designate locations for service of legal process will be added to the table below. The Code of Civil Procedure Section 684.115 provides the DFI a period of ten (10) business days to post online the designated location information after it is received.

An email providing access to the electronic filing form was sent on December 21, 2012 to DFI licensees' designated emails and to financial institutions that are not licensed by the DFI, but that provided an email address.  If you are a financial institution and have not received an email and need to file, or have questions about filing designated location information with the DFI, please contact the DFI Licensing Unit at licensing@dfi.ca.gov.

For more information, you may wish to visit the DFI's webpage, Information on Central Locations for Service of Legal Process.

*Includes state or national banks, all banks, state or federal savings and loan associations, credit unions, or like organizations, and corporations engaged in safe deposit businesses.