Important Changes for Real Estate Licensees

Two changes to Ohio license law will go into effect Nov. 1, 2019 affecting both real estate licensees and those seeking a license .
 
Fee Increases
Licensees will see a minor increase in certain fees, including license renewal fees. The amendments were contained in the State’s biennial budget bill, H.B. 166. These updated fees can be accessed here. If your license renewal fee is due on or after Nov. 1, you may remit the CURRENT fee with your renewal if you renew online or postmark your mailed renewal PRIOR to Nov. 1. 

* NOTE: ‘Current fee’ option ONLY applies to RE licenses expiring Nov. 1 – Dec. 30, 2019*
 
Background Checks for New Applicants
Additionally, criminal history checks will be required for all applicants for a new real estate license, including sales licensees seeking a broker license and reciprocity applicants, starting Nov. 1. Instructions for submitting fingerprints for a new license will be posted on the Division's website in the coming weeks.

As always, licensees may call 614-466-4100 or email the Division with any questions.