Enforcement Division

The Enforcement Division (ENF) is headed by a Deputy Commissioner and is responsible for enforcing the laws administered by the Division of Corporations of the Department of Business Oversight.

Enforcement actions may include: (1) administrative orders to stop violations of the laws, to deny, censure, suspend, revoke or take possession of Licensees, and to censure, suspend or bar individuals from participating in a regulated industry; and (2) civil injunctive actions in the name of the People of the State of California to enjoin violations of the laws, to appoint receivers over companies, and to obtain equitable remedies including rescission, restitution and penalties against the violators.

ENF brings administrative and civil actions for violations of the laws administered by the Division of Corporations. To determine if the Department has taken enforcement action against any company or individual, you may contact the Department's Customer Service Center at 1-866-275-2677 or search our online listing of enforcement actions. If you wish to file a complaint, please contact the Department's Customer Service Center at 1-866-275-2677 or submit your complaint online.

ENF may also assist in the criminal investigation and prosecution of the laws stated above, and refer criminal violations to the appropriate United States Attorney, Attorney General or District Attorney for prosecution.