Applications & Forms

The Department makes available a number of forms for stakeholders to use in conducting business with the agency or providing notice. Forms are made available in several formats including Excel, PDF, and, if appropriate, on-line for financial institutions with access to one of our online applications.

Please carefully review instructions and forms to make certain that your application submission complies with the current requirements. Failure to use correct forms may delay processing and/or result in a return of your application.

If you have any questions, please contact our Corporate Activities Division.

Texas State Chartered Banks & Holding Companies

Letters of No Objection

Bank Charter and Conversion Applications and Information

Bank Branch and Branch Relocation Forms

Home Office Relocation Forms

Bank Merger, Reorganizations, or Share Exchange Forms

Bank Change of Control Forms

Subsidiary and Loan Production Office/Deposit Production Office Instructions

Other Bank Forms and Instructions

New Directors/Officers

Trust Companies

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Letters of No Objection

General Trust Forms

Branch/Branch Relocation and Home Office Relocation Forms

Merger or Purchase of Asset Forms

Representative Office

Change of Control Forms

Change of Control Forms for Exempt Trust Companies

Other Forms

Foreign Banks & Representative Offices

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Applications

Money Services Businesses

General Application Information

Money Transmission License

New applicants for a Money Transmission License must apply via NMLS. NMLS is a web-based system where companies can maintain a single record which they use to apply for, maintain, and surrender license authorities in one or more states. More information about NMLS can be found on the NMLS Resource Center.

The TX-DOB Money Transmission License New Application Checklist was updated as of September 1, 2023.  Applicants should refer to the updated checklist for any applications submitted after that date. 

Currency Exchange License

Change of Control

Change of Control Applications are submitted through NMLS. The Change of Control Application consists of forms, schedules, exhibits and attachments that are explained in the TX-DOB Money Transmission License Amendment Checklist.

Money Transmission License Holders

Currency Exchange License Holders

Other Forms

 

Prepaid Funeral Contracts

Trust Funded Forms

Insurance Funded Forms

Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Cemetery Brokers

Submitting Applications

S.B. 614 repealed statutory provisions requiring cemetery brokers to register with the Department of Banking, effective September 1, 2019.  Applications are no longer available. If you have any questions, please contact our Corporate Activities Division.

Private Child Support Enforcement Agencies

Submitting Applications

S.B. 614 repealed statutory provisions requiring a private child support enforcement agency to register with the Department of Banking, effective September 1, 2019.  Applications are no longer available. If you have any questions, please contact our Corporate Activities Division.

Check Verification Entities

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

General Check Verification Entities Forms

Depository Agencies

Submitting Applications

S.B. 614 repealed statutory provisions requiring depository agencies to register with the Department of Banking, effective September 1, 2019.  Applications are no longer available. If you have any questions, please contact our Corporate Activities Division.

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