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Surplus Lines - Frequently Asked Questions
 
Who can answer a question about surplus lines licensing?
Joseph McDougal at inslic@dobi.state.nj.us
 
Is New Jersey a "White List" state? If so, can I have a copy of the list?
The list of eligible Surplus Lines insurers can be found here.
 
Does New Jersey have an Exportable List for Surplus Lines? If so, can I have a copy of the list?
The Exportable List can be found here.
 
Is there an application package for a non-admitted company to become an eligible Surplus Lines insurer in New Jersey?
Yes, please make a request, in writing, to the Surplus Lines Examining Office, State of New Jersey, Department of Banking and Insurance, P.O. Box 325, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0325 or e-mail to william.leach@dobi.state.nj.us
 
Can a risk be placed with an eligible Surplus Lines insurer without using a New Jersey Surplus Lines producer?
New Jersey's statutes and administrative code require that a Surplus Lines placement be made by a New Jersey Surplus Lines producer.
 
Can my firm obtain Surplus Lines authority without having a resident office in the State?
Yes, contact Licensing and Insurance Education for further information, inslic@dobi.state.nj.us
 
Who can answer a question that is not covered under the Department's home page?
Please call William Leach at (609) 292-5350, extension 50088, to obtain assistance for specific issues not otherwise covered.
 

What is the Surplus Lines state tax?

  • On policies effective on or after July 1, 2009 the tax rate is five (5%) percent.
  • On policies effecive prior to July 1, 2009 the tax rate is three (3%) percent.
 

How do I obtain a "Direct Procurement Tax Return" in order to remit taxes on an out-of-state surplus lines placement with premium allocated to New Jersey?

Surplus Lines Information Portal
 
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