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Information for New Check Seller Applicants

Entities Exempt from Licensing Requirements:
  • A bank or trust company, credit union, savings bank organized under the laws of a State or the United States (the deposits of which are federally insured);
  • The United States Postal Service;
  • The authorized agent of a licensee;
  • A federal  or  state  governmental  department,  agency,  authority, or instrumentality and its authorized agents.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Application fees for new licenses/registrations are non-refundable, regardless of whether a license or registration is granted.  A checklist is included in the application package to assist applicants in ensuring that they submit all appropriate documents to the Department.


March 31, 2014
Application for Sale of Check OR Money Transmitter License:

Application package for a Sale of Check or Money Transmitter license (available in Word and PDF).


Fingerprint Processing  - "GAPS"

April 7, 2014

For certain applicants and individuals, the Department requires background checks (criminal history record searches using fingerprints). Georgia Application Processing Services (GAPS) provides fixed office locations throughout the state of Georgia for fingerprint services in a non-criminal justice environment. Individuals that reside in Georgia are required to have their fingerprint background checks processed at a GAPS location but must first contact the Department to be registered to do so. In-state individuals, please see the Attachment below entitled, “GA DBF In-State GAPS Fingerprint Instructions.”

For out-of-state applicants, GAPS provides a procedure for fingerprint cards to be submitted directly to 3M Cogent. Out-of-state individuals, please see the Attachment below entitled, “GA DBF Out-of-State Fingerprint Instructions.”