Florida Division of Real Estate


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Florida Division of Real Estate. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
400 West Robinson Street, N801
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 850.487.1395
Fax: 407.317.7245

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Florida Division of Real Estate in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Florida Branch Office Registration

More Information:

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/real-estate-commission/#1490282746541-c2089426-85569f01-370b

Agency:Florida Division of Real Estate
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Ownership Requirements:
  • The “Doing Business As” (D/B/A) name must be provided as it is registered with the Florida Division of Corporations, if the company uses a fictitious name to conduct business.
  • If the real estate company is not a sole proprietorship, enter the real estate company name and real estate company license number (the CQ number) as it is listed on the real estate company license.
Notes:
  • This application can be used to open a branch office or close a branch office. 
  • You may open more than one branch office with this application; however, if you wish to also close a branch office, you must submit another Form DBPR RE 8 and select “Close Branch Office” as the transaction type
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Branch Office Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$69 

Florida Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Florida Division of Real Estate

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Broker License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$91.75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$72

Due:

Biennially

Florida Real Estate Company License

Agency:Florida Division of Real Estate
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships 
  • Professional Associations 
  • Limited Liability Companies
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:
  •  Each partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or corporation which acts as a broker shall register with the commission and shall renew the licenses or registrations of its members, officers, and directors for each license period.
  • If the partnership is a limited partnership, only the general partners must be licensed brokers or brokerage corporations registered pursuant to this part.
  • If the license or registration of at least one active broker member is not in force, the registration of a corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or partnership is canceled automatically during that period of time.
  • The commission shall adopt rules that allow a brokerage to register a broker on a temporary, emergency basis if a sole broker of a brokerage dies or is unexpectedly unable to remain a broker.
Notes:
  • State law requires you to keep your information current.
    • All professional licensees are required to self-report to the Department, within 30 days of being convicted, or found guilty of, or having plead nolo contendere (no contest) or guilty to a crime in any jurisdiction.
    • To report, complete the criminal self-reporting document and mail it to the Department at the address provided on the form. To obtain a copy of the form, go to www.MyFloridaLicense.com.
    • If you have a compliance order with a past due payment your license will not be renewed until it has been made current.
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  •  In order to be registered as a real estate company, the company must have at least one active broker (the "qualifying broker"). This person should complete and sign the application.
  • If your qualifying broker requires a Multiple Broker license, the application will have to be completed using the printable application  and mailed with the DBPR RE-13 form requesting a multiple license and appropriate fees.
  • A broker’s license needs to be activated with a real estate company in order for a broker to qualify that company and be able to run its daily operations. A broker can “become active” with a real estate company by properly completing the application form

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application for Real Estate Company License (Corporation, LLC or PA), Initial Applicatin for Real EState Company License (Partnership or LLP) DBPR RE 13 Broker Transactions Form, Designated Qualifying Broker Form 

Instructions:
  • Applicants must provide the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEID) for the business to be qualified.
  • The “Doing Business As” (D/B/A) name must be provided as it is registered with the Florida Division of Corporations, if the real estate company uses a fictitious name to conduct business.
  • List all brokers with the company. All “Active” brokers must be listed as an officer, director, partner, member or manager of the business with the Florida Division of Corporations website www.sunbiz.org.
  • If the qualifying broker that is to qualify this new real estate company is currently qualifying another real estate company and intends to continue that relationship, he/she must request a multiple license. See form DBPR RE 13 for more information on multiple licenses.
  • All non-licensed officers are to be listed as “Inactive”.
  • Non-broker owners holding 10% or more of the company must provide personal information, including social security numbers
Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$77 per license. 

Notes:
  • All brokers must be registered with the Division of Corporations as an officer/director, member or manager of your company.
  • Sales associates/broker associates cannot be officer/directors of companies or members of a member managed LLC.
  • A sales associate may not be an officer, director, member, manager or partner of a licensed Florida real estate company.
  • A sales associate may be a shareholder.
  • A broker can only qualify one real estate company at a time with a single license. However, brokers can apply for multiples licenses. Brokers will need to apply for a “multiple license” for each additional business they wish to qualify.
  • Note to Multiple Broker Licensees requesting inactive status: Ending the relationship of one of your multiple licenses by becoming inactive will result in that license being cancelled/voided.
  • Note to applicants wishing to qualify a real estate company: Applicants wishing to qualify a real estate company as a broker must be registered as an officer (Inc/Corp), member or manager (LLC/LLP) of the real estate company prior to applying to become a qualifying broker of a real estate company
  • The broker must sign and date the Affirmation by Written Declaration (Section V of the Designated Qualifying Broker Form)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

$72

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Penalties:
  • Real Estate Companies are required to pay renewal fee on or before the expiration date on the license.  Failure to comply will result in the company’s license going into an Involuntarily Inactive license status, and any related licenses going into an Inactive secondary license status.
  • A late fee will be assessed for payments made after the license expiration date.



 
 

Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License

Agency:Florida Division of Real Estate

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Sales Associate License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$83.75

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$64

Due:

Biennially

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