Insurance Agents & Agencies

Our Mission

Our regulatory mission: to ensure that citizens of the Commonwealth are provided with access to adequate and reliable insurance protection; that the insurance companies selling policies are financially sound to support payment of claims; that the agents selling company policies are qualified and conduct their business according to statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as acceptable standards of conduct; and that the insurance policies are of high quality, are understandable and are fairly priced.

The Bureau licenses, regulates, investigates and examines insurance companies, agencies and agents on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Bureau of Insurance also registers, examines and investigates (title) real estate settlement agents and agencies.

New to Review

Effective September 1, 2021 Rules Governing Suitability in Annuity Transactions (14VAC5-45 of the Virginia Administrative Code) have changed.

New Health Benefit Exchange section hosts information for CACs, CDOs and Navigators.

Effective January 1, 2021, fingerprinting will be required for Virginia residents applying for a new insurance license

Effective January 1, 2021- changes to agent licensing laws. These changes will institute agent biennial license renewals, agent fingerprinting and change the date by which agents must complete their continuing education.  

Application fee changes to Consultant, Public Adjuster, Surplus Lines Broker, and Viatical Settlement Broker.


Office Hours:
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (See scheduled closings)

State Corporation Commission
Bureau of Insurance
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, Virginia 23218

(804) 371-9631
Toll-free: 1-800-552-7945

Agent Licensing:
License Renewals/CE:

Physical Address: 
Bureau of Insurance
3rd floor
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219