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OCC Bulletin 2017-25 | July 5, 2017

General Policies and Procedures: Revised Comptroller's Licensing Manual Booklet


Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations, Federal Branches and Agencies, Department and Division Heads, All Examining Personnel, and Other Interested Parties


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued today the "General Policies and Procedures" booklet of the Comptroller's Licensing Manual. This revised booklet replaces the booklet of the same title issued in March 2008. This booklet updates procedures and requirements to reflect the integration of the Office of Thrift Supervision into the OCC in 2011 and the issuance of revised regulations (12 CFR 5) that became effective July 1, 2015.

Note for Community Banks

This booklet applies to all national banks and federal savings associations.


This revised booklet

  • describes how to file applications and notices with the OCC.
  • outlines general filing requirements.
  • outlines the OCC's review and decision processes for licensing filings.

Further Information

Please contact Karen Marcotte, Manager for Licensing Activities, at (202) 649-6260.

Stephen A. Lybarger
Deputy Comptroller for Licensing

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