TREC has worked hard over the past year to improve efficiencies and reduce the burden on license holders who conduct business with the agency. TREC is a self-directed, semi-independent agency, which means that the daily operations of the agency are funded through license fees and other revenue related to the regulation of our license holders. We are committed to being good stewards of the money we collect to ensure we are able to meet our mission of protecting the public, while also facilitating economic growth and opportunity across Texas. As a result of these increased efficiencies, we reevaluated fees currently charged to license holders and eliminated some fees associated with certain agency processes and transactions.
As of January 2, 2020 TREC no longer charges fees for the following transactions.
- Sponsorship invitation or request ($10). Elimination of this fee does not remove a license holder’s responsibility to notify the agency of a change of sponsorship.
- Designated Officer change ($20). Elimination of this fee does not remove a broker’s responsibility to notify the agency of a change of designated officer for a business entity.
- Name change ($20). Elimination of this fee does not remove a license holder’s responsibility to notify the agency of a name change.
- A certificate of active licensure or sponsorship ($40).
- Paper processing fee ($20).
- Certified copy charge ($20).
- NSF (Insufficient Funds) Fee ($30): When a payment is issued with insufficient funds, the license of the person who issued the payment will be placed on inactive status until the fee associated with the transaction is paid in full. When a license in placed on inactive status, the license holder may not perform any activity regulated under that license. Performing license activity while on inactive status may result in discipline.
We are committed to increased transparency and happy to answer questions you may have.