Collection Agency Program

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices may change at anytime.  Please check the Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) main page at for the most current updated information.

Please observe proper safety protocols (e.g., face covering and physical distancing) when visiting.

Staff continue to telework and remain available during normal hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone (808-586-3000) and by email (reach the appropriate Board, Program, or Commission via The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing the available online services. For a full listing of DCCA’s online services please go to

Collection Agency License Types

  • Collection Agency
  • Collection Agency Exempt Designation

Regulating Body

  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director


Renewal Information...

  • All Licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by June 30 of every even-numbered year.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Renewals accepted: May 4, 2020 to June 30, 2020
Renewal Hardcopy Form Mailout: May 1, 2020
Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Renewal Fees

On-Time Cost to Renew
Collection Agency (COLA) – $284.00
Collection Agency – Exempt Out-of-State (COLAX) – $284.00
Collection Agency Branch Location (COLB) – $284.00
Collection Agency – Exempt Out-of-State Branch Location (COLXB) – $284.00


Restoration Information...

Forfeited licenses may be restored within 60 days and subject to meeting restoration requirements.
Failure to restore a forfeited license within 60 days after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Restoration Fees

 Cost to Restore (late renewal)
Collection Agency (COLA) – $364.00
Collection Agency -Exempt Out-of-State (COLAX) – $364.00
Collection Agency Branch Location (COLB) – $364.00
Collection Agency  – Exempt Out-of-State Branch Location (COLXB) – $364.00