FIs affected by CA fires urged to contact FinCEN, regulators regarding delayed filings

Financial institutions affected by the California wildfires are encouraged to contact their functional regulators as well as the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) “as soon as practicable” to discuss any delays in their ability to file required Bank Secrecy Act reports, according to an advisory Monday by FinCEN.

Institutions seeking to contact FinCEN should call the FinCEN Resource Center at 1-800-949-2732 and select option 8 or e-mail at

“In light of the fluid nature of the various recovery efforts, financial institutions are also encouraged to keep FinCEN and their functional regulators informed as their circumstances change,” the advisory says.

FinCEN Encourages Communication from Financial Institutions Affected by the California Wildfires