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Types of Office Permits

There are two types of office permits:

  • A Main Office is the primary office of the business. If it has any Branch Offices, the Main Office is the “headquarters.”
  • A Branch Office is a “satellite” office of a Main Office. You must identify the Main Office for a Branch.


When to Apply

Apply for a Real Estate Office Permit when you are:

  • opening a new Real Estate office in Delaware regardless of whether the office is a new Main Office or a new Branch of an existing Main Office
  • relocating a Real Estate office that already has a permit at another Delaware location
  • changing a Real Estate office that already has a permit from a Branch to a Main Office or Main to Branch Office
  • applying to reinstate a Real Estate office permit that has lapsed and is no longer renewable

 

IMPORTANT:
You may be required to apply for a business license in addition to a professional license. Contact the Delaware Division of Revenue and your local municipality.


Broker of Record and On-Site Manager

All Real Estate offices must have a Broker of Record and may need a separate on-site manager as well (24 Del. C. §2919), as follows:

  • All Real Estate offices must have a Broker of Record in charge of the office.
  • For all persons transferring to the new or relocating Main or Branch office, you must provide the information in the Broker of Record and Office Location section of the Background page in the online office application.
  • If the Broker of Record for a new office is already the Broker of Record for another office(s), the Broker of Record must designate a Broker or Salesperson licensee assigned to the new office as the office’s on-site manager.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. Official license verifications and/or transcripts are acceptable when received electronically directly from the State Board or school/institution. Note that forms requiring a signature, seal, or notary must be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Requirements for New or Relocating Office Applicants

If you are only changing an existing office from Main to Branch or Branch to Main, the requirements below do not apply.

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • photos showing the building exterior, outside signage, entrance with sign and office interior. If the office is in a private home, the photos must show the required separate entrance and sign.
    • There must be a conspicuous sign in place.
    • The photos must show that the office has been furnished.
  • a copy of deposit slip or other written verification from a bank with an office located in Delaware showing that the required escrow account has been opened.

IMPORTANT:
You must conspicuously display all newly issued Broker and Salesperson licenses in the new office or location.

 


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