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 (Full-Service and Limited-Service Facility).
De Novo Bank 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. NOTE: For those banks that are not PA State-Chartered Institutions, please contact Sheila Hughes, Bureau of Bank Supervision, at
RA-BNBankSupervision@pa.gov or by phone at 717.783.8240 to obtain filing instructions.
Limited Purpose Banking Office Request (DOC)
Mobile Branch: Use this form to request permission to establish a mobile branch.
Mobile Bank Branch (DOC)
Purchase of Existing Branch(es): Use this form to request permission to purchase a branch(es) owned by another bank.
Bank Purchase and 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(es) and Relocation(s): These applications are to be used by "Interstate Banks," as defined by 7 P.S. §102 (hh), that propose to open a new full-service or limited-service facility branch location or relocate an existing branch to another location or temporarily relocate a branch in Pennsylvania. Generally, Interstate Banks are non-Pennsylvania state-chartered banks located outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (A limited-service facility branch is a branch that is seasonal, operated on a less than full-time basis or offers limited branch services.)
Interstate Branch Application (DOC)
Interstate Bank Branch Relocation 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.
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 a savings bank.
Conversion Bank to Savings Bank (DOC)
National to State Bank: Use this form to request permission to convert from a national bank 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
Director/Trustee - Board Elected (PDF)
Annual or Special Shareholder Meeting Elected: 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 email@example.com.
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: Use this form for Holding Company Acquisitions of 100% of the shares of a bank pursuant to Section 115.
Acquisition by a Holding Company Under Section 115 (DOC)
Shares, Acquisition or Intent to Acquire
Share Acquisition: When making an acquisition of shares or a tender offer to acquire outstanding shares of a bank, bank and trust company, and trust company that exceeds the thresholds in Section 112 of the Banking Code of 1965. 7 P.S. §112, please contact Sheila Hughes, Bureau of Bank Supervision, at RA-BNBankSupervision@pa.gov or by phone at 717.783.8240 to obtain filing instructions.
Bank Subsidiary: 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).