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
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
All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.
PRIOR TO APPLYING
In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account . To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:
- Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
- Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
- If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
- If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.
DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.
- If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.
You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.
KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS
- Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
- Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.
ATTACHING AND ACKNOWLEDGING DOCUMENTS
On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:
- either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application, or .
- click “acknowledge” . This means you will either mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” to mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
- Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, or license verifications from another state.
- Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.
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.
You must conspicuously display all newly issued Broker and Salesperson licenses in the new office or location.