Washington State Department of Licensing - Real Estate Section


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Contact Information

Phone: 360-664-6488
Fax: 360-586-0998

Web: Home
Email: RealEstate@dol.wa.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Washington State Department of Licensing - 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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Washington Real Estate Branch Office License

Agency:Washington State Department of Licensing - Real Estate Section
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:

A branch office for a real estate firm must: Be authorized by the designated broker, have the same Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number as the firm, be established under the name of the firm and have a managing broker licensed for the branch office who is endorsed as a branch manager

Requirement Notes:

A branch office for a real estate firm must: Be authorized by the designated broker, have the same Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number as the firm, be established under the name of the firm and have a managing broker licensed for the branch office who is endorsed as a branch manager

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$288

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$288

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

Washington Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Washington State Department of Licensing - Real Estate Section
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • To qualify for a designated broker's endorsement, you must have

    • A Washington State real estate managing broker license.

    • A controlling interest in each firm for which you're a designated broker.

  • This endorsement expires every 2 years. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate Firm Application

Instructions:

Name approval

  • Check with the state to see if the firm name and other business names you want to use are available by sending a brief cover letter including:
    • your name
    • contact information
    • desired firm name
    • desired DBA name
    • desired assumed names other than the DB
  • Wait for a name approval email.

Foreign Qualification

  • After the business names are approved, limited partnerships (LP/LLLP) and limited liability companies/partnerships (LLCs/LLPs) must file appropriate business formation paperwork (sos.wa.gov) with the Washington Secretary of State.

General Business License

  • File a business license application with Business Licensing Service of the Department of Revenue to get a Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number and to register your DBA and any assumed names as trade names

Firm License

  • Apply for a firm license
    • Prepare your documents for upload
    • Create your SAW account to apply and pay your fees online
    • Submit your assumed name approval to Real Estate Regulatory at reregulatory@dol.wa.gov.
      • The request must be submitted by the person who is endorsed as the Designated Broker.
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$304

Notes:

If you plan to open branch offices, you must get a branch office license for each location in addition to the firm license.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$304

Due:

Biennially

Washington Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Washington State Department of Licensing - Real Estate Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate License Application

Agency Fee:

$223

Registration Renewal

Form:

Real Estate Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$223

Due:

Biennially

Washington Real Estate Managing Broker License

Agency:Washington State Department of Licensing - Real Estate Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate License Application

Agency Fee:

$320

Registration Renewal

Form:

Real Estate Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$320

Due:

Biennially

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