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Collection Agencies

This License is required of any person who directly or indirectly solicits claims for collection or collects claims owed, due or asserted to be owed or due to a third party.

As of January 2, 2017, new applicants and existing licensees are able to submit applications, renewals and transition filings through NMLS.  Even though it is not required to submit these records through NMLS, the Department highly encourages the use of NMLS for quicker and more efficient processing of new applications, branch applications, renewals and requested changes   

Who is exempt from this License?  Please review A.R.S. § 32-1004

 
Company Licenses Description Requirements Checklist
Collection Agency License
This license will be available in NMLS starting January 2, 2017. Those entities or individuals whom act as a collection agency are required to have this license. "Collection agency" means: (a) All persons engaged directly or indirectly in soliciting claims for collection or in collection of claims owed, due or asserted to be owed or due. (b) Any person who, in the process of collecting debts occurring in the operation of his own business, uses any name other than his own which would indicate that a third person is collecting or attempting to collect such debts. Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 9 – Collection Agencies
Branch Licenses Description Requirements Checklist
Collection Agency Branch License
This license will be available in NMLS starting January 2, 2017. Any location in Arizona that conducts business as a collection agency are required to have this license. "Collection agency" means: (a) All persons engaged directly or indirectly in soliciting claims for collection or in collection of claims owed, due or asserted to be owed or due. (b) Any person who, in the process of collecting debts occurring in the operation of his own business, uses any name other than his own which would indicate that a third person is collecting or attempting to collect such debts. Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 9 – Collection Agencies

 

If you are not currently transitioning to the NMLS system, please click here.