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What's New

  • 12/06/18 -The next Escrow Law Advisory Committee meeting will be on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Department of Business Oversight’s Sacramento office located at 1515 K Street, 2nd Floor Video Conference Room. The meeting will also be available through video conference at the Department’s Los Angeles office located at 300 S. Spring Street, 15th Floor Video Conference Room. Please contact Special Administrator Paul Liang in the Los Angeles office at (213) 576-7535 if you have any questions. The AGENDA for the coming meeting and the MINUTES for the September 11, 2018 meeting are available.

  • 11/30/18 - Over the past three years, California-licensed escrow companies lost more than $3 million in funds that could not be recovered from more than 30 cyber thefts. Because the Escrow Agents’ Fidelity Corporation (EAFC) does not cover trust losses from cyber theft, the licensees involved had to cover the losses. Escrow licensees are required to immediately report such incidents to the Commissioner of Business Oversight and the EAFC. See DBO Release No. 66-FS for more information about what to look for in suspicious emails and precautionary steps to protect your companies from cyber theft.

  • 8/31/2018 - The next Escrow Law Advisory Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Department of Business Oversight’s Los Angeles office located at 320 West Fourth Street, 7th Floor Conference Room. Please contact Special Administrator Kathleen Partin in the Los Angeles office at (213) 576-7614 if you have any questions. The AGENDA for the coming meeting is available. The MINUTES from the June 2018 meeting are also available.

  • 5/25/2018 - The next Escrow Law Advisory Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Department of Business Oversight’s Los Angeles office located at 320 West Fourth Street, 7th Floor Conference Room. Please contact Special Administrator Kathleen Partin in the Los Angeles office at (213) 576-7614 if you have any questions. The AGENDA for the coming meeting is available.

  • 2/26/2018 - The next Escrow Law Advisory Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Department of Business Oversight’s Los Angeles office located at 320 West Fourth Street, 7th Floor Conference Room. Please contact Special Administrator Kathleen Partin in the Los Angeles office at (213) 576-7595 if you have any questions. The minutes from the December 5, 2017 meeting are now available. The AGENDA for the coming meeting is also available.

  • 1/12/2018 - The Online Form for the 2017 Escrow Liability Report is now available.

  • 11/21/2017 - The next Escrow Law Advisory Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Department of Business Oversight’s Los Angeles office located at 320 West Fourth Street, 7th Floor Conference Room. Please contact Special Administrator Kathleen Partin in the Los Angeles office at (213) 576-7595 if you have any questions. The minutes from the September 12, 2017 meeting are now available. The AGENDA is also attached.

  • 01/20/2017 - New Online Form Available for 2016 Escrow Liability Report

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