About Us

The Division of Securities and Retail Franchising is the state regulator of the securities and retail franchising industries in Virginia. Regulation enables Virginians and firms to participate in the market with confidence by safeguarding its integrity. The Division also acts as a registration depository for trademarks and service marks in Virginia.

Our mission is to promote a fair and stable marketplace of investment products and services through regulatory oversight to ensure compliance and transparency, and through consumer education to protect Virginia residents.

The Division registers franchises operated in Virginia, investments, and the people and firms who sell investments or provide investment advice in Virginia. The Division also conducts audits of registered entities and investigates complaints within its jurisdiction.

You may contact us via email at investoreducation@scc.virginia.gov and SRF_General@scc.virginia.gov.  Alternatively, you may call us at 804-371-9051 or 1-800-552-7945 (toll-free) from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding scheduled closings).