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 DFI by financial institutions* doing business in California. For more information, you may wish to visit the DFI's webpage, Information on Central Locations for Service of Legal Process, or contact Licensing@dfi.ca.gov.
- 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 in California fail to designate a central location for service of legal process, 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. 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.
The information in the table below is also available for download: Central Locations for Service of Legal Process (Excel).
*Includes state or national banks, state or federal savings and loan associations, credit unions, or like organizations, and corporations engaged in safe deposit business (Code of Civil Procedure 680.200).