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Check Casher

A check casher license is required for the cashing of checks, drafts, money orders, negotiable orders of withdrawal or other similar types of negotiable instruments for a fee. A fee is defined to include any fee, charge, cost expense or other consideration.

The governing statute is the New Jersey Check Cashers Regulatory Act of 1993, N.J.S.A.17:15A‑30 et. seq.

NOTE: Fingerprinting is required for all Check Casher License Candidates

Instructions and Applications
Principal Office   Branch Office
Limited Branch Change of Control
Request for Change of Legal Name or Address Notice of Change of Public Accountant or Bank Account
Please Note:
If you are answering "Yes" to a question contained within application materials pertaining to an Arrest, Indictment or Conviction, you MUST complete an Arrest and Conviction Form (MS Word)
There are series of qualifying questions within the required application materials that require “Yes” or “No” responses. Affirmative responses to some questions and negative responses to others require the submission of additional information.
Supporting Documentation Requirements for
Business Entity Applicant or Individual Personal Certification
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For licensing questions, contact:   NJDOBI License Services, Banking
PO Box 473
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-292-7272
Fax: 609-633-0822
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