Texas Real Estate Commission


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
PO Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711

Phone: 512-936-3000
Fax: 512-936-3864

Web: Home
Email: information@trec.texas.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Texas 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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Texas Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Texas Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Real Estate Broker License by an Individual

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$235 license fee + $10 Real Estate Recovery fee + $38.25 fingerprinting fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal of Individual Real Estate License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$217

Due:

Biennially

Texas Real Estate Business Entity License

Agency:Texas Real Estate Commission
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations 
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • General Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:
  • If the designated broker owns 10% or more of the business entity, proof of ownership must be provided. Examples:
    • Corporations:  
      • Stock Certificates;
      • IRS Schedules K-1, C, or G;
      • Corporate Resolution or Meeting Minutes signed by Directors or all Shareholders (must include a copy of the Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws)
    • Limited Liability Companies:
      • Operating Agreement;
      • IRS Schedules K-1, C, or G.
    • General Partnerships:
      • Partnership Agreement;
      • IRS Schedules K-1, C, or G. 
Insurance Requirements:

If the designated broker does not own at least 10% of the business entity, proof of E&O insurance for the entity must be provided. 

Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • A business entity must designate an active Texas real estate broker to act for it. The designated broker must be a managing officer of the business entity and must be in good standing with the Commission. 
  • The designated broker must have fingerprints on file with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for TREC in order to satisfy the statutory requirement for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. 
  • Proof of the designated broker's current status as a managing officer, manager or managing member, or general partner for the business entity.
  • Examples of acceptable proof of managing authority include the following:
    • Corporation:
      • Corporate Resolution or Meeting Minutes signed by Directors or all Shareholders - must include a copy of Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws;
      • Officers and Directors Info from the Franchise Tax Account Status page results;
      • Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Amendment filed with the Secretary of State's office
    • Limited Liability Company (LLC):
      • Operating Agreement signed by all Members;
      • Officers and Directors Info from the Franchise Tax Account Status page results;
      • Certificate of Formation or Certificate of Amendment filed with the Secretary of State's Office; Company Resolution
    • Partnership:
      • Partnership Agreement signed by all Partners
Requirement Notes:

A business entity created or chartered in another state must submit proof that the business entity: is licensed as a broker by the state in which it was created or chartered, is licensed as a broker in a state in which it is permitted to engage in real estate brokerage business as a foreign business entity, was created or chartered in a state that does not license business entities, and the entity is lawfully engaged in the practice of real estate brokerage in that state.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for a Real Estate Broker License by a Business Entity

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$235

Notes:

A business entity must designate an active Texas real estate broker to act for it. The designated broker must be a managing officer of the business entity and must be in good standing with the Commission. 

Before you Apply:
  • A business entity must be permitted to engage in business in Texas to receive a Texas real estate broker license. 
Required Attachments:
  • A Franchise Tax Account Status page must accompany the application.
  • Proof of the designated broker's current status as a managing officer, manager or managing member, or general partner for the business entity
  • If the designated broker does not own at least 10% of the business entity, proof of E&O insurance for the entity must be provided. 
  • If the designated broker owns 10% or more of the business entity, proof of ownership must be provided
  • A business entity created or chartered in another state must submit proof that the business entity: 
    • is licensed as a broker by the state in which is was created or chartered;
    • is licensed as a broker in a state in which it is permitted to engage in real estate brokerage business as a foreign business entity; or
    • was created or chartered in a state that does not license business entities and the entity is lawfully engaged in the practice of real estate brokerage in that state. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal of Business Entity Broker License

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$217

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Texas Real Estate Sales Agent License

Agency:Texas Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Inactive Real Estate Sales Agent License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$185 license fee + $10 Real Estate Recovery fee + $38.25 fingerprinting fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal of Individual Real Estate License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Biennially

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