2020 California Code
Financial Code - FIN
DIVISION 6 - ESCROW AGENTS
CHAPTER 2 - License and Bond
Section 17213.5.

Universal Citation: CA Fin Code § 17213.5 (2020)
17213.5.  

Licensees of this division shall be entitled to establish additional business office locations by compliance with all of the following:

(a) Filing with the commissioner notice of the intended address, or addresses.

(b) Payment of the fees prescribed in Section 17207.

(c) Filing with the commissioner any additional bonds for the purposes set forth in Sections 17202 and 17203. In addition to the amount required by Section 17202, the amounts for additional office locations shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each additional location. The aggregate amounts of all bonds given by a licensee under this section shall be for the purpose of complying with the conditions of Sections 17202 and 17203 regardless of the office location at which any act violating those conditions takes place, and upon payment of the aggregate amount, the surety is completely released from further liability under the bond or bonds. An escrow agent licensed prior to January 1, 1996, shall comply with the requirements of this subdivision at the time of the next renewal of its bond.

(d) Filing with the commissioner financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. If the licensee’s fiscal year end is more than six months before the date of filing the application, the commissioner may require current financial statements which shall not be more than 60 days old. The interim financial statements may be unaudited.

(e) Filing with the commissioner the names and addresses of the licensee’s owners and employees to be stationed at the new location, showing that the operation of the additional office, or offices, will be under the complete management and control of the parent licensee.

(f) Filing with the commissioner statements offsetting and meeting each of the conditions set forth in Section 17209.3.

With respect to all applications for authorization to establish additional locations, the commissioner shall promptly commence his or her investigation and review of the application.

The commissioner shall within 30 days from the receipt by the commissioner of a separate and complete application, license the designated premises as a branch of the parent licensee, unless the commissioner finds (1) that the applicant has failed to comply with all of the requirements of this section, (2) that the applicant then fails to meet any of the standards applicable for the issuance of a license pursuant to Section 17209.3, or (3) that a hearing shall be held to determine whether the application should be granted or denied.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 226, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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