Submit a request to the Division of Banks for a legal opinion

You may submit a formal request for a legal opinion to the Division of Banks. Follow the steps highlighted and refer to the Advisory Opinion and Approval Requests Regulatory Bulletin. (DOB)

Division of Banks

Phone

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Use this number if you are hearing impaired.

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What you need for Submit a request to the Division of Banks for a legal opinion

All opinion requests submitted to the DOB must include:

  • Statement of all relevant facts
  • Cites to applicable statutes and regulatory documents
  • Analysis of those materials supporting your position

Formal opinion request must follow the procedure detailed in the Regulatory Bulletin

How to request Submit a request to the Division of Banks for a legal opinion

Requests for opinions from the DOB must be addressed directly to the Commissioner of Banks.

Commissioner of Banks

Massachusetts Division of Banks

1000 Washington Street, 10th Floor

Boston, MA 02118

More info for Submit a request to the Division of Banks for a legal opinion

Please be advised that all opinion requests, supporting documents, and DOB opinions constitute public records subject to inspection and copying pursuant to the Massachusetts public records law. Please note that the DOB will now be posting all of its legal opinions on its website as they are issued.

The DOB acknowledges receipt of opinion requests by assigning each a number. Inquiries to the DOB about an opinion request that has been received should refer to the opinion number.

Contact for Submit a request to the Division of Banks for a legal opinion

Address
Main Office
1000 Washington Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02118-6400
Phone

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Use this number if you are hearing impaired.

Fax
(617) 956-1599
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