Welcome to the Division of Banking (DOB)

The mission of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, is to educate the public and promote confidence in the banking industry through a balanced application of regulations in an efficient, professional, fair, and responsive manner.

The Division of Banking oversees the chartering, supervision, and licensure of:



NOTICE REGARDING THE PROCESSING OF PRIVATE LENDING EXEMPT CERTIFICATES (private mortgages)

PRIVATE LENDING EXEMPT CERTIFICATES must be attached to all private mortgages originated in Cook County, Kane County, Will County and Peoria County to facilitate recording by the Recorder of Deeds. Click here for more information.