Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Real Estate Commission


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Contact Information

Physical address:
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: 207-624-8521
Fax: 207-624-8637

Web: Home Name search
Email: rlestate.com@maine.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - 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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Maine Branch Office License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Real Estate Commission
Law:

32 M.R.S.A. §13178, 32 M.R.S.A. §13173(5)

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Individual Proprietorships
  • Associations
  • General Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Corporations 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

All applicants must: 

  • Open a trust account in a bank authorized to do business in the State of Maine, pursuant to 32 M.R.S.A. §13178; and
  • Have a fixed and definite place of business, pursuant to 32 M.R.S.A. §13173(5).
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Every branch license applicant must:


Have a fixed and definite place of business.
Note that the Designated Broker for the main office is also responsible for each branch office.


Any non-resident applicant must be licensed and in good standing with the licensing authority in its home state. You must include a Verification of Licensure in good standing from the agency’s home state and every other state where the
agency holds, or has ever held, a real estate license. Verification must indicate whether or not disciplinary action has been taken.

Initial Registration

Form:

Branch Office Registration Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Notes:

The Department must verify that the branch has met all the conditions for renewal before the license is renewed. Online submission of renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of the license

Maine Real Estate Agency License

More Information:

https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/real-estate-commission/licensing/establishments#1

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Real Estate Commission
Law:

32 M.R.S.A. §13178, 32 M.R.S.A. §13173(5)

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Individual Proprietorships 
  • Associations
  • General Partnerships 
  • Limited Partnerships 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Corporations 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:
  • Corporation, Limited Liability Company and Limited Partnership applicants must register with the Maine Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations prior to application for a real estate agency license. Contact the Bureau at (207) 624-7736 for an application and filing instructions.
  • Agencies licensed as a Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership in another state must file with the Maine Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations as a foreign business entity.
  • File a list of officers of the particular business entity that includes the office held and home address of each officer. (Not applicable to Individual Proprietor applicants.)
Financial Requirements:

Establish and maintain a federally insured trust account in a financial institution authorized to do business in this state.

Qualifying Individual Requirements:

Applicants must appoint a Maine licensed broker to serve as designated broker.

Requirement Notes:

Any non-resident applicant must be licensed and in good standing with the licensing authority in its home state. You must include a Verification of Licensure in good standing from the agency’s home state and every other state where the agency holds or has ever held, a real estate license. Verification must indicate whether or not disciplinary action has been taken.


Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) prior to application for a license.

Initial Registration

Form:

Agency Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Before you Apply:
  • Corporation, Limited Liability Company and Limited Partnership applicants must register with the Maine Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations prior to application for a real estate agency license. Contact the Bureau at (207) 624-7736 for an application and filing instructions.
  • Agencies licensed as a Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership in another state must file with the Maine Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations as a foreign business entity.
  • Any non-resident applicant must be licensed and in good standing with the licensing authority in its home state. You must include a Verification of Licensure in good standing from the agency’s home state and every other state where the agency holds or has ever held, a real estate license. Verification must indicate whether or not disciplinary action has been taken.
Required Attachments:
  • File a list of officers of the particular business entity that includes the office held and home address of each officer. (Not applicable to Individual Proprietor applicants.)
  • Any non-resident applicant must be licensed and in good standing with the licensing authority in its home state. You must include a Verification of Licensure in good standing from the agency’s home state and every other state where the agency holds or has ever held, a real estate license. Verification must indicate whether or not disciplinary action has been taken.

Registration Renewal

Instructions:
  • A license must be renewed online or by paper application on or (up to 60 days) before the expiration date in order for the licensee to conduct business without interruption.
  • A license cannot be renewed after 90 calendar days. The designated broker must submit application for a new agency.
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by the initial registration date.

Penalties:

A license may be renewed up to ninety (90) calendar days after the expiration date by complying with all requirements for renewal and payment of an additional $50 late fee. No business may be conducted between license expiration and renewal.

Maine Real Estate Associate Broker License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Original Broker, Associate Broker & Sales Agent License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$121

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially

Maine Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Original Broker, Associate Broker & Sales Agent License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$121

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially

Maine Real Estate Sales Agent License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Original Broker, Associate Broker & Sales Agent License Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$121

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially

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