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STATE INVESTIGATIVE
LICENSING AGENCIES LIST

Alabama
There is no state licensing for private investigation  agencies in the state of Alabama.
Check your local county/city rules.
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Alaska
At this time there is no P.I. Licensing requirements in Alaska.
There is a Process Server Lic. Requirement through Alaska
DPS. The only License a P.I. needs in Alaska is a State
Business Lic. Bob Nesvick, Ketchikan, Alaska


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Arizona
Dept. of Public Safety, Licensing, P. O. Box 6328, Phoenix,
AZ 85005. (602) 223-2361.
Web Site: http://www.dps.state.az.us/mq/dpsmqpi.htm


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Arkansas
Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private
Security Agencies

#1 State Police Plaza Dr. Little Rock, Arkansas 72209,
(501) 618-8600
Cpl. Wes Adams, Administrator
Web Site: http://www.state.ar.us/asp/asp.html
State Law: http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/32/title32.htm
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California

Licensing Division, Bureau of Security and Investigative
Services, P.O Box 989002, West Sacramento, CA 95798-9002,
(916) 445-7724 (800) 952-5210.
Web Site:http://www.dca.ca.gov/bsis/
State Law: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html
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Colorado
There is no statewide control over persons who seek to
operate a Detective business, nor any bonding requirements.
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Connecticut
Dept of Public Safety, Division of State Police, 294 Colony St.,
Meriden, CT 06450-2098
Web Site: http://www.state.ct.us/dps/special.htm
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Delaware
Detective Licensing, Delaware State Police, P. O. Box 430,
Dover, DE 19903, (302) 736-5900.
WEB SITE:
/www.state.de.us/govern/agencies/pubsafe/dsp/indxdsp.htm
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District of Columbia
Security Officers Mgmt Branch, Metro Police, Security
Unit 2000, 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. (202) 939-8722.
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Florida
Dept of State, Div of Licensing, P.O. Box 6687. Tallahassee,
FL 32314-6687. (904) 488-5381.
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Georgia
State Board of Private Security Agencies, 166 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303. (404) 656-2282.
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Hawaii
Board of Private Detectives & Guards, DCCA, PVL,
Licensing Branc, 1010 Richards St., P.O. Box 3469,
Honolulu, HI 96801. (808) 586-3000 or (808) 586-2701.
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Idaho
There is no Licensing Regulatory Agency in the State of Idaho.
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Illinois
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, 320 West
Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62786
WEB PAGES:http://www.state.il.us/dpr/
STATE LAW:
http://www.state.il.us/dpr/who/ar\DETECTVE.HTM
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Indiana
Private Detective Licening Board, 302 West Washington
St., Room E-034, Indiana Government Center South,
Indianapolis, IN 46204. (317) 232-2980.
State Law:
http://www.law.indiana.edu/codes/in/25/ch-25-30-1.html
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Iowa
Administrative Services Div., Iowa Dept of Public Safety,
Wallace State Office Bldg, Des Moines, IA 50319.
(515) 281-3211.
STATE LAW:
www.state.ia.us/government/dps/iowacode/cd9780a.htm
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Kansas
Office of the Attorney General, 2nd Floor, Kansas Judicial
Center, Topeka, KS 66612-1597.
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Kentucky
Bush Building, 2nd Floor, 406 Wapping St., Frankfort, KY
40601. (502)564-7554.
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Louisiana
Secretary of State, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA
70804-9125. (504)925-4704.
Web Pages: http://www.intersurf.com/~lsbpie
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Maine
State Police Licensing Div., State House Sta #164, Augusta,
ME 04333. (207) 624-8775.
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Maryland
Maryland State Police, PI Licensing Division, Jessup, MD,
Phone: 410/799-0191 ext. 331.
The full text of Title 13 regarding PI licensing in Maryland is
available on the Maryland State Police website at:
www.inform.umd.edu:
8080/UMS+State/MD_Resources/MDSP/license.html

Handgun permit info, approved handguns in Maryland,
machine gun and
assault rifle info, special police commissions, etc. all are covered
on this site.
STATE  LAW:
www.inform.umd.edu:
8080/UMS+State/MD_Resources/MDSP/title13.txt
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Police, Special Licensing Unit, 20
Somerset St., Boston, MA 02108, 617-727-6128
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Michigan

Dept of State Police, Private Security & Investigative Section,
4000 Collins, PO Box 30635, Landsing, MI 48909-8135.
Phone:(517)336-3440.
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Minnesota
Dept of Public Safety, Private Detective & Protective Agent
Services Board, 444 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Phone (612) 215-1753
STATE LAW:http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/arule/7506/
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Mississippi
None
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Missouri
P.O. Box 720, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
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Montana
Board of Private Security Patrolmen & Investigators, 11 North Jackson, Arcade Building

PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513. Phone: (406)444-3728 Fax: (406)444-1667
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Nebraska
Secretary of State, Suite 2300 State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509. (402) 471-2554.
Web Site: http://assist.ded.state.ne.us/privdet.html
State Law: http://assist.ded.state.ne.us/privdet.html


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Nevada
Private Investigator's Licensing Board, Office of the Attorney General, 198 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89710. (702)687-5534.
State Law: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-648.html


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New Hampshire
State Police, Div of Licenses and Permits, Hazen DR., Concord, NH 03305. (603)271-3575.


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New Jersey
State Police, Dept of Law & Public Safety, Private Detective Unit, P. O. Box 7068, W. Trenton, NJ 08688-0068. (609) 882-2000.
Web Site: /wnjpin.state.nj.us/OneStopCareerCenter/
JobSeeker/LicensedCareers/lic851.htm
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New Mexico
Bureau of Private Investigators, P.O. Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM 87504. (505)827-7172.


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New York
Department of State, Division of Licensing Services, 84 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208-3490 Web Site: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/lcns/pimain.html
State Law: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/lcns/piwgpg/art7.html#70



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North Carolina
Private Protective Services Board, P. O. Box 29500, 3320 Old Garner Rd., Raleigh, NC 27626-0500. Phone: 919-662-4387 Fax: 919-662-4459. Adminstrator: Mr. W. Alden "Doc" Hoggard, Vice-Chairman M. Gregory Scott
Web Site: http://www.jus.state.nc.us/Justice/pps/pps.htm
State Law: www.inform.umd.edu/UMS+State/MD_Resources/
MDSP/license.html
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North Dakota
Private Investigative & Security Board, P.O. Box 7026, Bismarck, ND 58505. (701)222-3063.
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Ohio
Ohio Dept of Commerce, Division of Licensing, 77 South High St., Columbus, OH 43266-0546. (614)466-4130.
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Oklahoma
Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training, Private Security Div., P. O. Box 11476-Cimarron Station, Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0476. (405)425-2775.
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Oregon
Oregon Board of Investigators,445 State Office Bldg.,800 NE Oregon Street #33, Portland, OR 97232. Phone: (503) 731-4359 FAX 731-4366 Email: piboard@state.or.us. Michael Jacobs, Executive Director The complete text of the Oregon Revised Statutes which covers private investigators can be found at: http://landru.leg.state.or.us/ors/703.html
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Pennsylvania
State Law: http://www.apduli.com/pa_pd_act.html
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Puerto Rico
Police, GPO Box 70166, San Juan, PR 00936. (809) 781-0227.
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Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island ad Providence Plantations, 345 Harris Ave., Providence, RI 29221. (402) 277-2000.

State Law:/ww2.rilin.state.ri.us/generallaws/
title5/5%2D5/s00003.htm
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South Carolina
State Law Enforcement Div., Regulatory Services, P. O. Box 21398, Columbia, SC 29221-1398.
Phone: (803) 737-9000 Fax: (803) 896-7041
State Law: http://www.lpitr.state.sc.us/bil95-96/507.htm
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South Dakota
The Dept. of Commerce and Regulation Does not License Private Investigators.
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Tennessee
Private Protective Services Div., Dept of Commerce & Insurance, 500 James Robertson Pkway, Nashville, TN 37243-1158. (615) 741-6382.
Web Site: http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/rblist.html
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Texas
Board of Private Investigators & Private Security Agencies, P. O. Box 13509, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711. (512) 463-5545.
WEB SITE:http://www.texas.gov/agency/467.html
STATE LAW:
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/22/XX/index.html
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Utah
Dept of Public Safety & Law Enforcement Services, Bureau of Regulatory Licensing,4501 South 2700 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84119. (801) 965-4461
State Law:
http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE53/53_09.htm
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Vermont
Board of Private Investigative and Armed Security Services, Office of Professional Regulation, 109 State St., Montpelier, VT 05609-1101. (802) 828-2837.
State Law:
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/title26/chap059.htm
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Virginia
Department of Criminal Justic Services, Private Security Section P.O. Box 10110, Richmond, Virginia 23240-9998 804-786-4700

Licensing law and regulation can be viewed at:
http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm
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Washington
Dept. of Licensing, Professional Licensing Services, Private Detective Licensing, 2424 Bristol Ct., SW, Olympia, WA 98504. P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507-9045.
Access to the Washington State Department of Licensing Private Investigator Law requirements can be viewed at the Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators
web site: http://www.pnai.com
State law: http://www.pnai.com/pnai_law
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West Virginia
Secretary of State, Private Investigator, Licensing Division Charleston, WV 25301
Web Site: http://www.state.wv.us/sos/default.htm
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Wisconsin
Dept of Regulation & Licensing, P.O. Box 8935,, Madison, WI 53708. (608) 266-0829.

Web Site: http://badger.state.wi.us:80/agencies/drl/
Regulation/html/dod124.html

 



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