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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 the following required documents:
    • A Franchise Tax Account Status page from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts issued within 21 days prior to the date of the application as evidence of qualification to transact business in Texas.
    • Proof of the designated broker's status as an officer, manager, or general partner of the business entity.
    • If the designated broker does not directly 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 must be submitted with each renewal. Use the Certificate of Insurance for a Broker Business Entity.
    • If the designated broker owns 10% or more of the business entity, proof of the designated broker's ownership. Examples of acceptable proof of ownership documents include but are not limited to: 
      • Minutes of the company meeting designating ownership percentages
      • A Company Resolution indicating the percentage owned by the designated officer/manager/partner
      • Articles of Organization/Incorporation that include ownership percentages
      • Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) from the IRS (Shareholder's share of income, deductions, credits, etc.)
      • Schedule C (Form 1040) from the IRS
      • Limited Partnership Agreement designating ownership percentages

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.