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As a Business Entity Real Estate Broker, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent out about 90 days before your expiration date. 

Requirements for renewing your Business Entity Broker License:

The Business Entity’s designated broker must be individually licensed as an active Texas real estate broker in good standing with TREC.

Submit Required Documents

Franchise Tax Account Status

Proof that the business entity is eligible to transact business in Texas.

Must be issued within 21 days prior to the date of the application.

Proof of Ownership / E&O Insurance

If the designated broker owns 10% or more of the business entity, proof of the designated broker's ownership.

If the designated broker does not own at least 10% of the entity, proof that the business entity maintains errors and omissions (E&O) insurance with a minimum annual limit of $1 million per occurrence.

Examples of acceptable proof of ownership documents include:

Corporation
  • Stock Certificates;
  • IRS Schedules K-1, C or G
  • Corporate Resolution or Meeting Minutes – signed by Directors or Shareholders
    • Must include a copy of the Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws
LLC
  • Operating Agreement
  • IRS Schedules K-1 or C
Partnership
  • Partnership Agreement
  • IRS Schedules K-1 or C

For foreign business entities, proof that the business entity is licensed as a foreign broker, such as a real estate license history from the other state.

Renew Online:

  1. Renew online using our Online Services. If you have not renewed online before, you may need to register first.
  2. Submit required documents to TREC before the license expiration date or your license will expire. If your license expires, late renewal fees will apply and all sales agents sponsored by the broker license will become inactive.
  3. Pay the renewal fee online using our Online Services no later than the expiration date of your license.

Renew by Mail:

  1. Submit the Renewal of Business Entity Broker License-Timely or Expired Less Than Six Months 
  2. Submit required documents to TREC before the license expiration date or your license will expire. If your license expires, late renewal fees will apply and all sales agents sponsored by the broker license will become inactive.
  3. Include payment of the renewal fee, with an additional paper processing fee.