Ohio Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing


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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Ohio Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing 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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Ohio Real Estate Company License

Agency:Ohio Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations 
  • Limited Liability Companies
Notes:

New Brokers – Your original salesperson license must be returned before your broker license will be issued. If you have just passed both parts of the broker examination, you must submit a Broker Transfer/Reactivation Application [COM 3576] to activate your broker license. An existing Broker or other Business Entity license must be returned before the corporation license will be issued.

Qualifying Individual Requirements:

There must be a principal broker who represents the firm and completes part of the application. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Corporation Application, Limited Liability Company Application, Foreign Real Estate Application 

Instructions:

Domestic Corporations:

  1.  Prior to submitting this application, a new corporation must have its Doing Business As (DBA) name approved by the Superintendent and the Secretary of State. A name may be reserved by completing the Name Reservation Application – Business [COM 3044]. 
  2. Once your business name has been properly registered, complete this form and attach the following documents: 1) a copy of the corporate certificate from the Secretary of State (this proves the corporation is properly registered); 2) a list of all officers in the corporation; 3) an original signed affidavit from any officer who is not a principal broker that states he/she will not act as a principal
    broker or management level licensee for the corporation; 4) a letter from the bank in which the company’s trust or special account is held that includes the account DBA name, account number, and a statement that the account is a non-interest bearing trust or special account. Non- residents of Ohio must attach the Non-Resident Real Estate Applicant’s Consent to Service of Process [COM 3637].
  3. To transfer more than one broker or one or more salespersons into this corporation from another entity, complete and attach the Multiple License Transfer Affidavit [COM 3683].

Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

  1. Prior to submitting this application, a new LLC must have its Doing Business As (DBA) name approved by the Superintendent and the Secretary of State. A name may be reserved by completing the Name Reservation Application – Business [COM 3044]. 
  2.  Once your business name has been properly registered, complete this form and attach the following documents: 1) a copy of the LLC certificate from the Secretary of State (this proves the LLC is properly registered); 2) a list of all members in the LLC. A principal broker must be a member or officer of the LLC; 3) an original signed affidavit from any member or officer who is not a principal
    broker that states he/she will not act as a principal broker or management level licensee for the LLC; 4) a letter from the bank in which the company’s trust or special account is held that includes the account DBA name, account number, and a statement that the account is a non-interest bearing trust or special account. Non- residents of Ohio must attach the Non-Resident Real Estate Applicant’s Consent to Service of Process [COM 3637]. 
  3. To transfer more than one broker or one or more salespersons into this LLC from another entity, complete and attach the Multiple License Transfer Affidavit [COM 3683].
Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$135 for domestic firms and $225 for foreign.

Required Attachments:

Foreign Corporations / Limited Liability Companies:

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

Determined during renewal.

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Ohio Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Ohio Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing

Initial Registration

Form:

Salesperson License Examination Application

Agency Fee:

$81

Registration Renewal

Form:

Real Estate Combined Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$182

Due:

Triennially

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