Branch and Office Activity
Closing a Branch: Use this form to notify of the intent to close a branch.
Bank Branch Discontinuance Procedures (DOC)
New Branch: Use this form to request permission to open a new branch.
Bank De Novo Branch (DOC)
Relocate an Existing Branch: Use this form to request permission to move a branch.
Bank Branch Relocation (DOC)
Limited Purpose Banking Office: For establishing a Limited Purpose Banking Office.
Limited Purpose Banking Office Request (DOC)
Mobile Branch: Use this form to request permission to establish a mobile branch.
Bank Branch Mobile (DOC)
Purchase of Existing Branch(es): Use this form to request permission to purchase a branch(es) owned by another bank.
Bank Branch Purchase & Assumption (DOC)
New Trust Office: Use this form to establish a trust office for a state-chartered institution.
Open a Trust Office (DOC)
Interstate Bank Branch: This application is to be used by "Interstate Banks," as defined by 7 P.S. §102 (hh), that propose to open a new full or limited service facility branch location in Pennsylvania. Generally, Interstate Banks are non-Pennsylvania state-chartered banks located outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (A limited service branch facility is a branch that is seasonal, operated on a less than full-time basis or offers limited branch services.)
Interstate Branch Application (DOC)
Foreign Country Branch: Use this form to request permission to establish a branch outside the United States.
Bank Branch in Foreign Country (DOC).
Bylaws, Drafting and Amending
Use these documents as applicable when drafting and/or amending the bylaws of a bank.
Amending Bylaws: Follow these instructions when Amending the Bank's bylaws.
Drafting Bylaws: Use these instructions for guidance when writing bylaws for a bank, bank and trust company, savings bank or non-depository trust company.
Bylaws Sample (PDF)
Use the following forms as applicable when converting charters or corporate structure.
Bank to Savings Bank: Use this form to request permission to convert from a commercial bank to savings bank.
Conversion Bank to Savings Bank (DOC)
National to State Bank: Use this form to request permission to convert from a national to a state bank.
Conversion National to State Bank (DOC)
Federal Savings Association to Savings Bank: Use this form to request permission to convert from a Federal Savings Association to a Savings Bank.
Conversion Federal Savings Association to Savings Bank (DOC)
Mutual savings bank to a stock savings bank:
Mutual and Stock Conversion to a Savings Bank (DOC)
Directors/Trustees and Officers
Board of Directors Elected: Oath form to be used in the event the Board of Directors/Trustees elects a Director/Trustee. Submit form via email to email@example.com.
Director/Trustee - Board Elected (PDF)
Annual or Special Shareholder Meeting Elected: Meeting Oath and Roster forms to be used for the election of Directors/Trustees and Officers at an annual or special meeting of shareholders.
Submit form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directors/Trustees and Officers - Shareholder Elected (PDF)
Service of Process: This form serves as the appointment of the Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities as attorney for service of process.
Service of Process - Section 1403 (DOC)
Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions
Merger of Two or More Banks: Use this form for mergers and consolidations of banks with or without Holding Company Acquisitions.
Merger or Consolidation (DOC)
Acquisition by a Holding Company: Holding Company Acquisition of 100% of the shares of a bank pursuant to Section 115.
Please contact Sheila Hughes, Bureau of Bank Supervision, at RA-BNBankSupervision@pa.gov or
by phone at 717.783.8240 to obtain the current forms.
Use this form to seek approval to establish a bank subsidiary either through parity or under the Banking Code.
Bank Subsidiary (DOC)
Supervisory Information (Requests to Share)
Use the following instructions to request permission to share confidential supervisory information to parties outside of a bank (excluding attorneys).