Six years ago, I wrote about the enactment of legislation, AB 2364 (Wagner) intended to make it easier to levy on bank accounts. The law requires a bank or financial institution with more than nine branch offices within California to designate one or more branches or offices for service of legal process within the state. These are referred to as "central locations". Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 684.115(a). Financial institutions with fewer than nine branches may also make a designation if they choose. These designations are made with the Department of Business Oversight.
The DBO has made it easy to find these central locations by publishing a table on its website. The table presently includes 214 entries and covers state or national banks, state or federal savings and loan associations, credit unions, or like organizations, and corporations engaged in safe deposit businesses. Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 684.200. The table may also be downloaded in Excel format.