The amendments are adopted on an emergency basis to implement statutory changes enacted by the 88th Legislature in HB 1363, which becomes effective September 1, 2023, and which eliminates the real estate inspection recovery fund. As a result, references to that fund are removed from the Consumer Protection Notice form adopted by reference and the version number in the rule is updated.
Rules and Laws
Our license holders are governed by the Texas Real Estate License Act, the Inspector Act, and the Timeshare Act. These Acts establish the makeup of the Commission and its advisory committees and outline procedures by which a person can become real estate license holders in Texas. The Acts also describe TREC’s jurisdiction over license holders and registrants.
TREC has the authority to adopt administrative rules to provide specificity to provisions of the Acts. TREC may also adopt rules to establish a policy regarding certain practices. Both the Acts and TREC rules are a great resource for helping consumers know what to expect from a real estate service provider.
The tables below show all of our recently proposed and adopted rules. Written comments on proposed rules are accepted for 30 days after publication in the Texas Register. After that period, comments can be made in person at the next Commission meeting. Please send written comments to TREC's email@example.com. For the complete version of our current rules go to: