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The division registers individuals or companies that collect third-party debts or repossess collateral, such as a vehicle.
Submit an application through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS).
The NMLS website has instructions on how to submit an application for Oregon, or any other state. You can find
the checklist for an Oregon collection agency registration. NMLS has a
resources and support section that may be helpful, particularly for first-time users.
503-947-7300, option 3DFR.NDP.Licensing@dcbs.oregon.gov
An applicant for a collection agency registration must:
For more detailed information, review
the checklist in NMLS. You will receive an email from NMLS notifying you when we issue the license. NMLS is the official record of the license. We do not mail or have a license for you to print. If you want something to post in your place of business, you can fill out the Notice of Licensure (hyperlink) and print for posting or sharing. Clients can confirm you are licensed on NMLS Consumer Access (hyperlink), which will include information about your license including the issue and expiration year. All licenses expire on December 31st every year.
Your company must answer disclosure questions through the
NMLS application process. If you answer yes to any disclosure question, you must provide an explanation. This
chart details information that you must provide in response to an affirmative answer.
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