Hawaiʻi Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
DCCA is made up of 12 divisions and offices. The major services of these divisions and offices are:
- the registration of businesses, securities and franchises;
- the chartering or licensing of financial institutions, escrow depositories, money transmitters, professionals, insurance agents and companies, security dealers, brokers and investment advisers;
- the regulation of cable franchises;
- the examination of financial institutions, insurance companies; security dealers and investment advisers for health and soundness;
- the handling of complaints against those entities that DCCA regulates;
- protecting and advancing the interests of consumers of regulated utility and transportation services;
- providing consumer education through brochures, videos and live presentations.
A quick summary can be found in DCCA’s Directory of Services Brochure.
In addition to the above, the department has published a brochure on information regarding the renting of residential property. See the brochure that is current as of April 2016 by clicking on this link..