Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
PO Box 146711
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Phone: 801-530-6747
Fax: 801-526-4387

Web: Home Name search
Email: realestate@utah.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate 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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Utah Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$163

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$66

Due:

Biennially

Utah Real Estate Company / Branch License

Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerhsips 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Limited Liability Partnerhsips 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Must provide a notarized letter on the company’s letterhead, signed by a company Officer, Manager/Member, or Owner, authorizing the Broker to use the company name. This document is not required if the Broker is the owner. 

Financial Requirements:
  • Companies must be able to provide proof of documentation from a Utah bank or credit union less than 30 days older verifying an operating account. 
  • Operating account: Documentation MUST be less than 30 days old from a Utah bank or credit union verifying an operating account and includes the entire account number.
  • Real estate trust account: Documentation MUST be less than 30 days old from a Utah bank or credit union verifying a real estate trust account, includes the entire account number, shows the Broker as a signatory and includes the company name and the term “Real Estate Trust Account” in the account name (no abbreviations accepted). Example: Ajax Real Estate – Real Estate Trust Account.
  • Property management trust account: If applicable, documentation MUST be less than 30 days old from a Utah bank or credit union verifying a property management trust account, includes the entire account number,shows the Broker as a signatory and includes the company name and the term “Property Management Trust Account” in the account name (no abbreviations accepted). Example: Ajax Real Estate – Property Management Trust Account.
  • Acceptable documentation: Letter from the bank or credit union on their letterhead signed and dated by a bank or credit union representative verifying and including ALL required account information as explained above OR bank or credit union statements verifying and including ALL required account information as explained above.
  •  Brokers must establish and maintain at least one real estate trust account in a bank or credit union located within the state of Utah and is separate from any operating account(s). Trust accounts shall be non‐interest‐bearing, unless the parties to the transaction agree in writing to deposit the funds in an interest‐bearing account; the parties to the transaction designate in writing the person to whom the interest will be paid upon completion or failure of the sale; or the parties to the transaction qualifies at the time of payment as a non‐profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and operates exclusively to provide grants to affordable housing programs in Utah; and the affordable housing program that is the recipient of the grant qualifies at the time of payment as a non‐profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Brokers engaging in property management of seven or more individual units must establish and maintain at least one property management trust account in a bank or credit union located within the state of Utah and is separate from any real estate trust account(s) and operating account(s). A trust account that is used exclusively for property management purposes shall be used to secure tenant security deposits, rents and money tendered by a property owner as a reserve fund or for payment of unexpected expenses.

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate Company/Branch Registration

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Not required



Utah does not require renewal of the registration unless information changes.

Utah Real Estate Sales Agent License

Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$157

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially

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