Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Real Estate Commission


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Contact Information

Phone: 515-725-9022

Web: Home Name search
Email: RealEstateCommission@iowa.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Real Estate Commission 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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Iowa Branch Office License

Agency:Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Real Estate Commission
Law:

Iowa Code § 543B.2

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships 
  • Associations 
  • Professional Corporations 
  • Professoinal Limited Liability Companies
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:

A broker can be the responsible broker of more than one office. 

Requirement Notes:

A branch office can only be licensed to a firm or a broker sole-proprietor. You will need the license number of the firm or broker sole-proprietor.


You will need the license number of the broker-in-charge of this branch office. A broker can be the broker-in-charge of more than one office. There is no license issued to the broker-in-charge of the branch.


The address of a branch office can not be changed. 


If a branch office is closed (relocated) the branch license for that location must be cancelled.  Then an application for the new location must be submitted and approved by Commission staff prior to providing real estate services at the new location.

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Required Attachments:

Branch office applications will provide the name and license number of the responsible broker for that location. 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

A firm branch office license will have the same expiration date as the firm's main license.  A broker sole-proprietor branch office license will have the same expiration date as the broker sole-proprietor's main license.  Branch office licenses must be renewed to remain active.

Iowa Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$170

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$170

Due:

Triennially by December 31.

Iowa Real Estate Firm License

Agency:Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Real Estate Commission
Law:

Iowa Code § 543B.2

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships 
  • Associations 
  • Professional Corporations 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

At least one of the officers, members or partners must be an Iowa licensed broker assigned to this firm as required by Iowa Code § 543B.2.

Financial Requirements:

Attach the appropriate trust account form, either the Consent to Examine or the Trust Account Affidavit.

Insurance Requirements:

Attach proof of current errors and omissions insurance coverage in Iowa. Errors and omissions
insurance coverage must comply with all the requirements in 193E Iowa Administrative Code Chapter
19.

Notes:

A nonresident to whom a license is issued upon compliance with all the other requirements of law, is not required to maintain a definite place of business within this state. Provided that the nonresident, if a broker, shall maintain an active place of business within the state of the nonresident’s domicile, and that the privilege of submitting a certification of licensure certified to by the qualified and authorized official or officials of the state of original licensure, in lieu of the recommendations and statements otherwise required, only applies to licensed real estate brokers and real estate salespersons of those states under the laws of which similar recognition and courtesies are extended to licensed real estate brokers and real estate salespersons of this state.

Requirement Notes:

If you wish to advertise using a name other than the firm name you must also apply for a tradename license. 


For currently licensed brokers or salespersons (converting to a broker at this time) and are actively licensed to a firm you will no longer be affiliated with, then your current employing broker must submit a “Request to Change Affiliated License Status to Inactive” request first.

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$170

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Required Attachments:

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$170

Due:

Triennially by date of issuance. 

Iowa Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Triennially by December 31.

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