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Forms for Existing Check Casher Licensees and Registrants

Application for a Change in Control of a Check Casher

UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES:  The Department requires a new application and licensing fee for all requests to upgrade or downgrade any license type.

For example, a Check Casher Registrant that applies for an upgrade to a Full Service Check Casher License will have to complete and submit to the Department a Full Service Check Casher License Application, along with the $750 investigation and supervision fee, plus $50 for each additional location.  Likewise, a Full Service Check Casher Licensee that would like to downgrade its license type to a Check Casher Registration will have to complete and submit to the Department a Check Casher Registration Application, along with the $300 investigation and registration fee.


The FY2014 license/registration renewal period has closed. 

If you wish to reinstate an expired license, this requires the submission of a new license or registration application form and all supporting documents and fees. The application form is the same as for new applicants. Please download the appropriate application form above.  When submitting the application to the Department, please indicate "Reinstatement" on the first page of the application form.

Once a reinstatement application is submitted, the licensee or registrant will be contacted by e-mail in the event additional information is required. Reinstatement applications requiring additional information cannot be approved until such additional information is received and approved. All fines and fees must be paid before a check casher reinstatement license or registration is issued.


Application for Change in Control of Check Casher Licensee or Registrant

A check casher change in control is only applicable and/or allowed for licensees/registrants that are owned by a corporation. The application and all supporting documents should be submitted on all new owners of 10% or more of the voting shares of a corporation licensed/registered to conduct business as a check casher in Georgia.

A sole proprietorship or partnership that is experiencing a change in control must apply for a new license/registration.


Check Casher Biographical Statement and Consent Form (MSB3):
Check Casher MSB-3 Form242.04 KB




Check Casher Employee Forms:

Department Rule 80-3-1-.02(6) outlines certain requirements that licensees must follow in regards to the personnel they employ in their check cashing business. Employees in a supervisory position* must complete the Supervisory Employee package.  Forms are available in Word and PDF format.

*A "supervisory position"  shall mean any position occupied by a person responsible for the day-to-day job performance of one or more other persons or responsible for the overall management of any check cashing outlet except on a temporary (less than one month) basis and irrespective of the number of subordinates employed. 

Check Casher Surety Bond - Drafts Accepted for Collection with Payment Deferred
NOTE: This surety bond is for use in complying with O.C.G.A. Section 7-1-705(d).




MSB Guide for Developing an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Policy:


Verification of Lawful Presence within the United States (MSBs):

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance is required to verify the lawful presence of every individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other business entity submitting a new or renewal application.


MSB Report of Apparent Crime:

This form is for use in complying with Rule 80-3-1-.06(4) of the Department's Rules and Regulations pertaining to any criminal act or apparent criminal act by any officer, director, or employee of a licensee occurring in this state and relating to the business of the licensee.

MSB Report of Apparent Crime85.5 KB


FinCEN Forms and Guidance (for compliance with applicable federal laws):



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