Private Investigation Licensing Boards

Private investigator agencies may need a license from the state private investigator board. This directory will help you quickly find the private investigator board in your state. If you need help obtaining a license or filing a renewal, we are happy to help.

Alabama

Alabama Private Investigation Board

Physical address:
2011 Berry Chase Place
Montgomery, AL 36117

Mailing address:
Alabama Private Investigation Board (APIB), P.O. Box 241206
Montgomery, AL 36124

Phone: 334-215-0693
Fax: 334-274-0684

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: apib@leadership-alliance.org

Alaska

Arizona

Arizona Department of Public Safety

Physical address:
2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Mailing address:
Arizona Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 6328 MD 3140
Phoenix, AZ 85005

Phone: 602-223-2000

Web: Home
Email: licensing@azdps.gov

Arkansas

Arkansas State Police

Physical address:
One State Police Plaza Dr
Little Rock, AR 72209

Phone: 501-618-8000

Web: Home
Email: info@asp.arkansas.gov

California

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

Mailing address:
Post Office Box 989002
West Sacramento, CA 95798

Phone: (916) 322-4000
Fax: (916) 575-7290

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: bsis@dca.ca.gov

Colorado

Colorado Office of Private Investigator Licensure

Physical address:
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800
Fax: 303-894-2310

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: dora_privateinvestigators@state.co.us

Connecticut

Connecticut Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Phone: 860-685-8000

Web: Home Forms
Email: DESPP.Feedback@ct.gov

Delaware

Delaware State Police - Professional Licensing Section

Phone: (302) 739-5991
Fax: (302) 739-4874

Web: Home
Email: dsp_sbidetectivelicensingmail@delaware.gov

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration - Security Officers Management Branch

Phone: 866-270-9817
Fax: 202-403-3446

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: opla.security@dc.gov

Florida

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Licensing

Mailing address:
Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, Post Office Box 5767
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Phone: (850) 245-5691
Fax: (850) 245-5655

Web: Home Name search Forms

Georgia

Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies

Mailing address:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217

Phone: (478) 207-2440

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Professional and Vocational Licensing: Private Detective and Guard Licensing Area

Mailing address:
PVL Licensing Branch, P. O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: (808) 586-2705

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: detective@dcca.hawaii.gov

Idaho

Illinois

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Division of Professional Regulation - Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Board


Web: Home

Indiana

Indiana Private Investigator and Security Guard Licensing Board

Mailing address:
Private Investigator & Security Guard Licensing Board, 402 W Washington Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 234-3022
Fax: (317) 233-4236

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: pla10@pla.in.gov

Iowa

Iowa Department of Public Safety

Phone: (515) 725-6230

Web: Home
Email: piinfo@dps.state.ia.us

Kansas

Kansas Attorney General - Private Detective Unit

Mailing address:
Private Detective Licensing Unit, 120 SW 10th Ave.2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785) 296-4240

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: ksagpi@ag.ks.gov

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators

Mailing address:
Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators, 911 Leawood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-564-3296
Fax: 502-564-4818

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: pi@ky.gov

Louisiana

Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners

Mailing address:
7414 Perkins Rd., Suite #120
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: 225-763-3556
Fax: 225-763-3536

Web: Home Forms

Maine

Maine State Police - Special Investigations Unit

Mailing address:
State House Station 164
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 624-7210
Fax: (207) 287-3424

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: michael.p.johnston@maine.gov

Maryland

Maryland State Police

Mailing address:
Maryland State Police, 1111 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Phone: 410-653-4500

Web: Home
Email: msp.lic_command@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Police - Certification Unit

Physical address:
485 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: (978) 538-6128
Fax: (978) 538-6021

Web: Home Name search File online

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division

Physical address:
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing -Licensing Division, 2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864

Mailing address:
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division, PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-241-9221

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: bcslic@michigan.gov

Minnesota

Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board

Mailing address:
State of Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Services, 1430 Maryland Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55106

Phone: (651) 793-2666
Fax: (651) 793-7065

Web: Home Name search
Email: mn.pdb@state.mn.us

Mississippi

Missouri

Missouri Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners

Mailing address:
Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners, P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573.522.7744
Fax: 573.526.0661

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: pi@pr.mo.gov

Montana

Montana Board of Private Security

Mailing address:
301 South Park Avenue, 4th Floor, PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620

Phone: (406) 444-5773

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: DLIBSDLicensingUnitC@mt.gov

Nebraska

Nebraska Secretary of State - Licensing Division

Physical address:
1201 N Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-2385
Fax: (402) 471-2530

Web: Home Name search
Email: sos.licensing@nebraska.gov

Nevada

Nevada Private Investigator's Licensing Board

Mailing address:
704 W. Nye Lane, Suite 203
Carson City, NV 89703

Phone: 775-687-3223
Fax: (775) 687-3226

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: PILBinfo@ag.nv.gov

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Division of State Police - Permits and Licensing Unit

Mailing address:
Department of Safety Room 106 (Permits and Licensing), 33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

Phone: 603-223-3873
Fax: (603) 271-0306

Web: Home Forms
Email: PermitsandLicensing@dos.nh.gov

New Jersey

New Jersey State Police - Private Detective Unit

Mailing address:
New Jersey State Police, P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628

Phone: 609-341-3426

Web: Home Forms
Email: pdu@gw.njsp.org

New Mexico

New Mexico Private Investigations Advisory Board

Physical address:
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Mailing address:
New Mexico Private Investigations Board, PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone: (505) 476-4622
Fax: (505) 476-4645

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: PIPolygraphBD@state.nm.us

New York

New York Department of State - Division of Licensing Services

Physical address:
1 Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001

Phone: 518-474-4429 or 711(TTY)

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: licensing@dos.ny.gov

North Carolina

North Carolina Private Protective Services Board

Mailing address:
North Carolina Private Protective Services Board, 3101 Industrial Drive Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-788-5320
Fax: 919-715-0370

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: garcia.graham@ncdps.gov

North Dakota

North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board

Mailing address:
North Dakota Private Investigation & Security Board, 513 East Bismarck Expressway, Suite 5
Bismarck, ND 58504

Phone: 701-222-3063

Web: Home Name search
Email: ndpisb@midco.net

Ohio

Ohio Private Investigator Security Guard Services

Physical address:
1970 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43223

Mailing address:
PO Box 182001
Columbus, OH 43218

Phone: (614) 466-4130
Fax: (614) 466-0342

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: PISGLR@dps.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training

Phone: 405.239.5100
Fax: 405.239.5180

Web: Home Forms

Oregon

Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training - Private Security and Private Investigators Program

Mailing address:
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Private Security/Investigator Certification & Licensing Program, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

Phone: 503-378-8531
Fax: 503-378-4600

Web: Home Name search
Email: dpsst.investigators@state.or.us

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Physical address:
SLED Headquarters, 4400 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210

Mailing address:
SC Law Enforcement Division, P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221

Phone: (803) 896-7182
Fax: (803) 896-7192

Web: Home Forms

South Dakota

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission

Mailing address:
Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission, 500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615.741.4827
Fax: 615.532.2965

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: securities.1@tn.gov

Texas

Texas Department of Public Safety

Phone: (512) 424-2000

Web: Home Name search

Utah

Utah Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Criminal Identification

Mailing address:
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, 3888 W 5400 S
Taylorsville, UT 84129

Phone: 801-965-4445

Web: Home

Vermont

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Board of Private Investigative and Security Services

Mailing address:
Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation, 89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620

Phone: 802-828-1134

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: ashley.piro@sec.state.vt.us

Virginia

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Physical address:
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Mailing address:
PO Box 1300
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone: 804-786-4700
Fax: 804-786-6344

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Washington

Washington Department of Licensing - Business and Professions Division

Mailing address:
Department of Licensing, PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Phone: 360-664-1575
Fax: 360-570-7098

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: engineers@dol.wa.gov

West Virginia

West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division

Physical address:
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770

Phone: 304-558-8000 or 866-767-8683

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: business@wvsos.com

Notes: Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Physical address:
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, Wisconsin 53705

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, Wisconsin 53708

Phone: 608-266-2112

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

Wyoming

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