Security Company Licensing By State

Date posted: August 24, 2011

Here are the state license requirements for the different states

map of states require license Security Company Licensing By State

Alabama

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.

Alaska

Alaska Department of Public Safety
Permits and Licensing Unit
5700 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK   99507

(907) 269-0393

Alaska Security Company License

Arizona

Arizona Department of Public Safety
Licensing Unit
P.O. Box 6328
Phoenix, AZ   85005

Arizona Security Business License

Arkansas

Arkansas State Police
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR   72209

(501) 618-8600

California

California Department of Consumer Affairs,
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA   95834

(916) 322-4000
California Security Company License

Colorado

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Public Safety

Division of State Police

1111 Country Club Road

Middletown, CT   06457

(860) 685-8290
Connecticut Security Company License

Delaware

Delaware Department of Safety and

Homeland Security, Division of State Police

P.O. Box 430

Dover, DE   19903-0430

(302) 672-5304
Delaware Security Company License

District of Columbia

Metropolitan Police Department

Security Officer Management Branch

2000-14th St. NW, 3rd Floor

Washington, DC 20009

202-671-0500

Florida

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

Division of Licensing

P.O. Box 6687

Tallahassee, FL   32314-6687

(850) 245-5691
Florida Security Company License

http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/security/index.html

Georgia

Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies

237 Coliseum Drive

Macon, GA   31217-3858

(478) 207-2440
Georgia Security Company License

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Commerce &

Consumer Affairs, Division of Professional and Vocational Licensing

P.O. Box 3469

Honolulu, HI   96801

(808) 586-3000
Hawaii Security Company License

Idaho

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.

Illinois

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

320 W. Washington St.

Springfield, IL   62786

(217) 785-0800
Illinois Security Company License

Indiana

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

402 W. Washington St., Room W072

Indianapolis, IN   46204

(317) 234-3040

Indiana Security Company License

Iowa

Iowa Department of Public Safety, Administrative Services Division

215 East 7th Street

Des Moines, IA   50319

(515) 725-6253
Iowa Security Company License

Kansas

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Private Detective Licensing

1620 SW Tyler St.

Topeka, KS   66612-1837

(785) 296-4436
Kansas Security Company License

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators

Kentucky Division of Occupations & Professions

P.O. Box 1360

Frankfort, KY   40602

(502) 564-3296, ext. 223
Kentucky Security Company License

Louisiana

Louisiana Secretary of State

P.O. Box 94125

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

225-925-4584 or 225-362-5193
Louisiana Security Company License

Maine

Maine Department of Public Safety

Permits and Licensing Unit

State House Station 164

Augusta, ME   04333

207-624-7210
Maine Security Company License

Maryland

Maryland State Police

Licensing Division

1111 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

410-653-4500 or 800-525-5555
Maryland Security Company License

Massachusetts

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.

Michigan

Dept. of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

Bureau of Commercial Services

Licensing Division

P.O. Box 30018

Lansing, MI 48909

517-241-8720
Michigan Security Company License
Michigan Professional Investigator License

Minnesota

Minnesota Board of Private Detective &

Protective Agent Services

1430 Maryland Avenue East

St. Paul, MN 55106

651-793-2666
Minnesota Security & Investigation Company Licensing

Mississippi

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.

Missouri

Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Board of Private Investigator Examiners

3605 Missouri Boulevard

P.O. Box 1335

Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335

573-522-7744
Missouri Private Investigator License

Montana

Montana Board of Private Security

Business Standards Division

301 South Park

Helena, Montana 59602

Montana Security & Investigation Company Licensing

Nebraska

Nebraska Secretary of State

Licensing Division

P.O. Box 94608

Lincoln, NE 68509-4608

402-471-8606
Nebraska Private Detective License

Nevada

Private Investigators Licensing Board

3476 Executive Pointe Way

Suite 14

Carson City, Nevada 89706

(907) 269-0393

Nevada Security & Investigation Company Licensing

New Hampshire

Division of State Police

Permits & Licensing Unit

Department of Safety

33 Hazen Drive

Room 106

Concord, NH 03305

(907) 269-0393
New Hampshire Security & Investigation Company Licensing

New Jersey

New Jersey State Police

Private Detective Unit

P.O. Box 7068

West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
609-341-3426 or 609-633-9352
New Jersey Private Detective License

New Mexico

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Dept.

2550 Cerrillos Road

Sante Fe, New Mexico 87505

505-476-4664
New Mexico Security & Investigation Company Licensing

New York

New York State Dept. of State

Division of Licensing Services

P.O. Box 22001

Albany, NY 12201-2001

518-474-4429
New York Watch, Guard or Patrol Agency License
New York Private Investigator License

North Carolina

North Carolina Dept. of Commerce

Dept. of Justice

Division of Training & Standards

1631 Midtown Place Suite 104

Raleigh, NC 27609

919-875-3611
North Carolina Security Company License
North Carolina Private Investigator License

North Dakota

State of North Dakota Private Investigation & Security Board

513 Bismarck Expressway Suite 5

Bismarck, ND 58504

701-222-3063
North Dakota Security & Investigation Company Licensing

Ohio

Ohio Dept. of Public Safety

Licensing & Registration Unit

1970 W.  Broad St.

Colombus, OH 43223

614-466-4130
Ohio Security & Investigation

Oklahoma

Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training

2401 Egypt Road

Ada, Oklahoma 74820-0669

405-239-5100 or 580-310-0871
Oklahoma Security Company License
Oklahoma Private Investigators License

Oregon

Oregon Dept. of Licenses, Permits & Registrations

4190 Aumsville Hwy SE

Salem, OR 97301

503-378-2888
Oregon Security Company License
Oregon Private Investigator License

Pennsylvania

Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs

P.O. Box 2649

Harrisburg, PA 17105

717-787-8503
Pennsylvania Security Company License

Rhode Island

Office of the Attorney General

150 South Main Street

Providence, RI 02903

401-274-4400
Rhode Island Security Company License

South Carolina

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

4400 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC 29210

803-737-9000
South Carolina Security & Investigation Company Licensing

South Dakota

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.

Tennessee

Dept. of Commerce & Insurance

Private Protection Services

500 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37243-1158

615-741-6382
Tennessee Security Company License

Texas

Texas Dept. of Public Safety

5805 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78752-4422

512-424-2000
Texas Security Company License

Utah

Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

160 East 300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

801-530-6628
Utah Security Company License

Vermont

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.

Virginia

Private Security Services

Dept. of Criminal Justice Services

1100 Bank St.

Richmond, VA 23219

804-786-4000
Virginia Security Company License

Washington

Washington State Dept. of Licensing

405 Black Lake Boulevard SW

Olympia, WA 98502360-664-6611
Washington Security Company License
Washington Private Investigators License

West Virginia

West Virginia Secretary of State

Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K

1900 Kanawha Blvd. East

Charleston, WV 25305-0770
304-558-8000
West Virginia Security & Investigation Company Licensing

Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin License, Permit & Registration Services

Wisconsin Security & Investigation Company Licensing

Wyoming

No state licensing requirement as of 8/20/09.
Wyoming Security Company License

 

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