Central Locations for Service of Legal Process
In accordance with Code of Civil Procedure Section 684.115 (AB 2364), the table below provides links to the designated locations for service of legal process that have been filed with the DBO by financial institutions* doing business in California. For more information, please see Information on Central Locations for Service of Legal Process or contact Licensing@dbo.ca.gov.
- The DBO 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.
- The law states: “Should a financial institution required to designate a central location fail to do so, each branch 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 DBO a period of ten (10) business days to post online the designated location information after it is received.
The information in the table below is also available for download: Central Locations for Service of Legal Process (Excel).
*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.