The Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking regulates service contracts and those who sell and are responsible for administering service contracts in the District of Columbia, pursuant to the Service Contract Regulation Act of 2018 (D.C. Official Code § 31-2351.01 et. seq.).
Per D.C. Official Code § 31-2351.11, persons currently engaged in the service contract business that submit an application to the Department by September 20, 2019 may continue to operate until final agency action is taken regarding the application.
Service contract providers are not required to file forms or rates with the Department; however, service contract providers are required to register with the Department. The initial application fee and annual renewal fee is $200.00.
Except for the initial registration, registration must be renewed annually. The renewal period begins sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the registration (March 1st annually). All initial and renewal applications must be accompanied by all required documents.
Please note: The initial registration period shall run through April 30, 2021.
Mail completed initial or renewal application and payment to:
Licensing Division – Service Contracts
Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking
1050 First Street NE, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20002
Make check payable to: D.C. Treasurer
The following are exempt from the provisions of the Service Contract Regulation Act of 2018:
- Maintenance agreements;
- Warranties, service contracts, or maintenance agreements offered by public utilities on their transmission devices to the extent they are regulated by the Public Service Commission;
- Service contracts sold or offered for sale to persons other than consumers;
- Service contracts on tangible property where the purchase price is $100 or less, excluding sales tax; and
- Motor vehicle manufacturers are exempt from the registration requirements of D.C. Official Code § 31-2351.03(d) and need only comply with D.C. Official Code §§ 31-2351.03(h)(1), 31-2351.04(a), 31-2351.05(d) through (l), 31-2351.06, and 31-2351.10, as applicable.
Contact us for questions and inquiries:
Registration and Renewal of Application
Insurance Licensing Manager
(202) 442- 7795
Section 5 Required Indemnification
Director, Financial Examination
Reimbursement Insurance Policy & Surety Bond Provisions