Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of consumers, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices will be closed to the public through  May 31st or until further notice.

During this period of office closure, no walk-in services will be available and the public is strongly encouraged to use our online services. For a full listing of online services go to

Securities Compliance: For franchise filings and securities registration filings, please go to and submit your application through our online portal. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (808) 586-2722 and leave a message.

Securities Enforcement: To file a complaint, please go to and submit the Securities Enforcement Branch Complaint Form through our online portal. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (808) 586-2740 and leave a message.

Investor Education Program: All outreach activities have been cancelled through the duration of the closure. Investor Education Program materials and information can be found online at For further assistance, please email [email protected] or call (808) 587-7400 and leave a message.

Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Our hours of operation remain the same: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, except state holidays. We thank you for your understanding..

Securities has 3 branches: Compliance; Enforcement; and Investor Education. Organizationally, these branches fall under the Business Registration Division, which is administered by the Securities Commissioner.

REGULATE: Securities Compliance Branch

This branch is responsible for the registration of securities, broker-dealers and their sales agents, investment advisers and their representatives doing business in Hawaii.

PROTECT: Securities Enforcement Branch

This branch receives and investigates complaints regarding potential violations of Hawaii securities laws and prosecutes securities fraud and other securities violations.

EDUCATE: Investor Education Program

This branch provides free investor information & educational presentations and develops outreach projects for Hawaii’s people.

To report fraud call 58-SCAMS(587-2267)
or call toll-free 1-877-HI SCAMS (1-877-447-2267)