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Dedicated Funding FAQs - High Cost Home Loan Credit Counselor
Please Note:

The online annual reporting system will be available on or about February 1, 2018. All licensees will be receiving notifications on how to access the system by mail. All annual reports will be due May 1, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Consumer Finance Assessments.

Submission of the annual report is an essential component of the Department's funding mechanism. Therefore, failure to file your online annual report may result in significant fines and penalties.

The Department recommends downloading and printing the 2017 Annual Report Worksheet (at right) before completing the online report.

If you have any questions about filing your annual report, please call Consumer Finance Assessments at 609-292-7272.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this important matter.
Annual Report Worksheet
File Your Annual Report
Annual Reports

Is a high cost home loan credit counselor required to file an annual report?

A high cost home loan credit counselor is required
to file an annual report with the Division of Banking. The report must be filed for the period of January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

What type of information will a high cost home loan credit counselor be required to include in the annual report?
The following information must be collected from 1/1/17 through 12/31/17 and maintained to complete the annual report:

  • Financial statements
  • Total dollar volume of counseling fees collected
  • Daily trust account balances

Is there a filing deadline for the annual report?
All annual reports must be filed no later than May 1, 2018 for the January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 reporting period. Annual reports are expected to be filed electronically over the Internet through the State's secure web site.

What is the penalty for filing the annual report late?
If the filing of the annual report is late, you may be subject to a late penalty of $100 for each day the annual report filing is late, and are subject to suspension or loss of license. The Division of Banking MUST have report information on ALL licensees in order to properly assess and bill all licensees.

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Additional License Specific Information

When will registration renewals occur?

Renewals for ALL registrations will be as of July 1, 2017. It is expected that registrants will be notified about the renewal process no later than April of 2017. Registrations must be renewed prior to June 30, 2017.

Will there be a registration renewal fee for the biennial renewal in July of 2017?
Registrants will pay NO FEE to renew registrations. Registration renewals will be required to be processed electronically using the Banking Online Services feature. Paper renewals will NOT be available. For information about signing up for Banking Online Services CLICK HERE.

Do applications for new registrations require a fee?
Yes. All new registration applications – those for new businesses and new branch offices – require the payment of a non-refundable application fee.

How much is the non-refundable application fee?
The non-refundable application fee is $100 for each new registration.

What must a high cost home loan credit counselor do to:
1) Change a licensed business address?

Note: There is NO FEE to change a business address

2) Change a licensed business name?

  • Complete the Change of Legal Name form
  • Enclose a copy of the amended Certificate of Incorporation, if a corporation; a copy of amended certificate of formation, if a limited liability company; a copy of amended or new trade name certificate if a partnership or sole proprietorship; an amended Certificate of Authority to do Business in New Jersey if a foreign corporation
  • Return the above items to the Licensing Services Bureau, NJDOBI

Note: There is NO FEE to change a business name or to add a new doing business as or trade name

3) Obtain a duplicate license?

  • Request and complete a lost license affidavit
  • Return this affidavit to the Licensing Services Bureau, NJDOBI

Note: There is NO FEE to obtain a duplicate license or registration certificate

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Contact Information For licensing questions:
NJDOBI License Services, Banking
PO Box 473
Trenton, NJ 08625
For annual report, assessment questions:
NJ Department of Banking and Insurance
PO Box 040
Trenton, NJ 08625
E-mail: Consumer Finance Assessments
609-292-7272 ext. 51013 (S. Davis)
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