Licenses

PayPal State Licenses

Venmo is a service of PayPal, Inc., a licensed provider of money transfer services. All money transmission is provided by PayPal, Inc. pursuant to PayPal, Inc.’s licenses. PayPal, Inc. is licensed in the following jurisdictions:

Jurisdiction

Alabama

Sale of Checks Act

Alabama Securities Commission

Alaska*

Alaska Money Services Act

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

*Please note that this license does not cover the transmission of virtual currency.

Alaska

Business License Act

Alaska Department of Commerce

Arizona

Transmitters of Money Act

Arizona State Banking Department

Arkansas

Uniform Money Services Act

Arkansas Securities Department

California

Transmission of Money Abroad Law

California Department of Business Oversight

Colorado

Money Order Act

Colorado State Banking Commissioner

Connecticut

Money Order and Travelers Check Licensees Act

Connecticut Department of Banking

Delaware

The Sale of Checks Act

Delaware Office of the State Bank Commissioner

District of Columbia

Money Transmitter Law

District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Florida

Money Transmitters Code

Florida Office of the Controller

Georgia

Sale of Checks Act

Department of Banking and Finance

Hawaii

Money Transmitters Act

Hawaii Division of Financial Institutions

Idaho

Money Transmitters Act

Idaho Department of Finance

Illinois

Transmitters of Money Act

Illinois Department of Financial Institutions

Indiana

Money Transmitter Act

Indiana Department of Financial Institutions

Iowa

Money Services Act

Iowa Division of Banking

Kansas

Money Transmitters Act

Office of the State Bank Commissioner

Kentucky

Kentucky Money Transmitters Act of 2006

Office of Financial Institutions

Louisiana

Sale of Checks and Money Transmission Act

Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions

Maine

Money Transmitters Act

Maine Office of Consumer and Credit Regulation

Maryland

Maryland Money Transmitters Act

Maryland State Bank Commissioner

Massachusetts

Foreign Transmittal Agency

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Banks and Loan Agencies

Michigan

Money Transmission Services Act

Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation

Minnesota

Money Transmitters Act

Minnesota Department of Commerce

Mississippi

Sale of Checks Act

Department of Banking and Consumer Finance

Missouri

Sale of Checks Law

Missouri Division of Finance

Montana

Escrow Business License

Department of Administration

Nebraska

Sale of Checks Act

Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Nevada

Money Transmitter License

Department of Business And Industry

New Hampshire

Money Transmission Act

New Hampshire Banking Department

New Jersey

Money Transmitters Act

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance

New York

Money Transmitters Act

New York Department of Financial Services

North Carolina

Money Transmitters Act

North Carolina Banking Commission

North Dakota

Money Transmitters Act

North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions

Ohio

Transmitters of Money Law

Ohio Department of Commerce

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Financial Transactions Reporting Act

Oklahoma Banking Department

Oregon

Money Transmitters Act

Oregon Department of Insurance and Finance

Pennsylvania

Licensing Business of Transmitting Money or Credit Act

Pennsylvania Department of Banking

Puerto Rico

Laws to Regulate the Business of Money Transfers

Puerto Rico Bureau of Financial Institutions

Rhode Island

Sale of Checks and Electronic Money Transfers Law

Rhode Island Division of Banking

South Carolina

South Carolina Anti-Money Laundering Act

South Carolina Office of the Attorney General

South Dakota

Money Order Business

South Dakota Division of Banking

Tennessee

Tennessee Money Transmitter Act of 1994

Department of Financial Institutions

Texas*

Money Services Business Statute

Texas Department of Banking

U.S. Virgin Islands

Money Transmitter Act

U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Banking and Insurance

Utah

Check Cashing Registration Act

Utah Department of Financial Institutions

Vermont

Money Services Act

Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration

Virginia

Money Order Sales and Money Transmission Services

Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions

Washington

Uniform Money Services Act

Washington Department of Financial Institutions

West Virginia

Issuance and Sale of Checks, Drafts and Money Orders Act

West Virginia Division of Banking

Wisconsin

Seller of Checks

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

Wyoming

Wyoming Money Transmitter Act

Wyoming Department of Audit, Division of Banking

For Alaska Residents Only:

If your issue is unresolved by Venmo, (855) 812-4430, please submit formal complaints with the State of Alaska, Division of Banking & Securities.

Formal complaints must be in writing, please download the form here:

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/3/pub/DBSGeneralComplaintFormupdated.pdf

Formal complaint forms may be submitted via:

  1. Fax: 907-465-1230

  2. Email: msb_licensing@alaska.gov

  3. Mail: Division of Banking & Securities PO Box 110807 Juneau, AK 99811-0807

If you have questions regarding formal complaints, please call 907-465-2521

*A special note for Texas residents only:

After first contacting Venmo, if you are a Texas resident and still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company’s money transmission or currency exchange activity, please direct your complaint to: Texas Department of Banking, 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78705, 1-877-276-5554 (toll free), www.dob.texas.gov

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