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

Consumer Information Regarding Health Care Sharing Ministries and What Agents Should Know
Health Care Sharing Ministries: FAQs for Agents

Chapter 341 (DP) and Chapter 342 (HO) became effective January 1, 2022 (Chapter 340 is repealed)

Individual License Renewals are based on End-of-Birth Month, Odd/Even Year-of-Birth. Please direct license renewal/CE questions to

Rules Governing Suitability in Annuity Transactions (14VAC5-45) changed effective September 1, 2021 . Review additional information as FAQs to learn more.

Fingerprinting is required for Virginia residents applying for a new insurance license.

Fingerprinting fees have been reduced. Review more information here: Apply for an Individual License


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