50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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Utah Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for Utah brokerage firms.

A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Utah Real Estate Company Licenses

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.

Individual Licenses

Utah Individual Real Estate Licenses

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 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

Learn about real estate licensing in other states:

Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.

On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.

Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.

Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.

Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.

Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.

National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.

Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.

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