Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation - Real Estate Section


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Contact Information

Phone: 401-462-9500
Fax: 401-462-9532

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation - Real Estate Section 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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Rhode Island Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation - Real Estate Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate Broker License Application

Agency Fee:

$180 license fee + $25 Real Estate Recovery Fund fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Real Estate Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$170

Due:

Biennially

Rhode Island Real Estate Corporate Broker License

Agency:Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation - Real Estate Section
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships 
  • Limited Liability Companies
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

A Certificate of Errors and Omissions Insurance

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Corporation, Partnership, or LLC License

Agency Fee:

$10

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of the Minutes of the Meeting of Officers, designating the principal broker of the Corporation, Partnership, or Limited Liability Company.
  • A copy of the Articles of Incorporation from the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s Office. If it is not a Rhode Island Corporation, Partnership, or Limited Liability Company; please submit the Articles of Incorporation or Filing Registration from the state where incorporated, filed, or registered.
  • A Certificate of Errors and Omissions Insurance.
  • A Criminal History Record from the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General’s Office (See attached instructions). Non-Residents must also submit a CHR from their home state law enforcement agency as well.
  • A Tax Payer Status Affidavit
  • A list of all Rhode Island licensed salespersons and brokers of the corporation.
  • A Transfer of License Form for each Broker/Salesperson who will be transferred to the new corporation. Be sure to include an Errors and Omissions Insurance Certificate for each licensee, along with a $25.00 check made payable to the Rhode Island General Treasurer.
  • A completed Corporate Power of Attorney Form (Non-residents only)
  • A Certificate of Licensure/Letter of Good Standing for non-residents only, who currently hold a Rhode Island Broker’s license, applying as a Principal Broker of a Corporation, Partnership, or Limited Liability Company, from their state licensing authority, bearing their name as a principal broker, in addition to the name of the Corporation, Partnership, or Limited Liability Company.
  • Brokers ans Salesperson must submit a criminal history record 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Broker Corporate Application

Agency Fee:

$170

Due:

By April 30 of even-numbered years.

Rhode Island Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation - Real Estate Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate Salesperson License Application

Agency Fee:

$140 license fee + $25 Real Estate Recovery Fund fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Real Estate Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$130

Due:

Biennially

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