Wisconsin wall art displayed in the Hill Farms State Office Building.

Welcome to the

Department of Financial Institutions

Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). We are dedicated to protecting the safety and soundness of Wisconsin’s financial institutions, safeguarding the investing public, facilitating commerce, and increasing financial capability throughout the state. Thank you for visiting our website.​

Business Search

​Search corporate records for businesses registered with this department.​

File Annual Report

Submit a business entity's annual report by using this department's online system.​​​

File a Complaint

File a complaint with this department by using this online form.

Visit Us

Visit this department located in the Hill Farms State Office Building in Madison, Wisconsin.

Our Work

Our department regulates state-chartered banks and credit unions, licensed financial service providers, charitable organizations, commissioned notaries, and the securities industry. Our department also issues notary public commissions and apostilles, and registers trademarks. Our department maintains the state’s business and organization filings and administers the Wisconsin Consumer Act. In addition, our department administers the state’s college savings program, promotes financial literacy, capability and inclusion, and provides academic and career planning. Our department is self-supporting through program revenue derived from fees and assessments paid by regulated entities and individuals. For more information, visit our agency overview​ page.

Our Vision

Our work helps strengthen the financial well-being of the people of Wisconsin.

Our Values

​We act with ethics and integrity. We value competence. We are committed to teamwork. We take pride in our positivity, and we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information, visit our agency overview​ and employment pages.