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Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Frequently Asked Questions: Residents

What is DISB?

DISB is the District of Columbia’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking. The Department regulates financial service businesses in the District by administering DC’s insurance, securities and banking laws, rules and regulations DISB’s primary goal is to ensure residents of the District of Columbia have access to a wide choice of insurance, securities ad banking products and services, and that they are treated fairly by the companies and individuals that provide these services.


Is there a way I can find small business info?

Yes, visit DISB’s “Small Business Resources” page of our website. There we provide links to our DC BizCAP access to capital program and insurance resources and information for small businesses.

How do I sign up to receive a list of monthly events?

A list of our upcoming events is available at While DISB does not send a list of monthly events, you can sign up for updates from the Department at There are multiple topics to choose from.