Open a banking account?

To open a bank account you'll need to provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, and provide any information that may not be on your ID such as date of birth, Social Security number, phone number, email and mailing address. When opening a joint account you must have all the information required of each account holder.  Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian listed on the account as a co-owner and co-signer of all documents.

More info about opening a bank account can be found here:

Want to find the right bank for you?

Use our interactive tool to compare 12 banks and credit unions located in New Haven. Click here to start comparing banks now!

Want to talk to someone in person about opening a bank account?

Search our calendar of classes and register for our "Bank On, How to Open and Maintain a Bank Account" workshop. The workshop will provide an overview of banking services and is designed to help you build a positive relationship with a financial institution.  After the workshop, you will be able to describe the steps in opening and maintaining a bank account, describe two types of deposit accounts, and identify types of insured financial institutions.

Or call the Department of Banking with your questions.

State of Connecticut Department of Banking, Financial Services Information and Education, 800-831-7225 (M-F, 8am - 5pm)


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