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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 494
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F.S. 494.00612
494.00612 Mortgage lender license renewal.
(1) In order to renew a mortgage lender license, a mortgage lender must:
(a) Submit a completed license renewal form as prescribed by commission rule.
(b) Submit a nonrefundable renewal fee of $475, the $100 nonrefundable fee if required by s. 494.00172, and nonrefundable fees to cover the cost of further fingerprint processing and retention as set forth in commission rule.
(c) Submit fingerprints in accordance with s. 494.00611(2)(d) for any new control persons who have not been screened.
(d) Provide proof that the mortgage lender continues to meet the applicable net worth requirement in a form prescribed by commission rule.
(e) Authorize the registry to obtain an independent credit report on each of the mortgage lender’s control persons from a consumer reporting agency, and transmit or provide access to the report to the office. The cost of the credit report shall be borne by the licensee.
(f) Submit any additional information or documentation requested by the office and required by rule concerning the licensee. Additional information may include documentation of pending and prior disciplinary and criminal history events, including arrest reports and certified copies of charging documents, plea agreements, judgments and sentencing documents, documents relating to pretrial intervention, orders terminating probation or supervised release, final administrative agency orders, or other comparable documents that may provide the office with the appropriate information to determine eligibility for renewal of licensure.
(2) The office may not renew a mortgage lender license unless the mortgage lender continues to meet the minimum requirements for initial licensure pursuant to s. 494.00611 and adopted rule.
(3) If a licensed mortgage lender fails to meet the requirements of this section for annual license renewal on or before December 31 but meets such requirements before March 1, the mortgage lender’s license status shall be changed to “failed to renew” pending review and renewal by the office. A nonrefundable reinstatement fee of $475 shall be charged in addition to registry fees. The license status shall not be changed until the requirements of this section are met and all fees are paid. If the licensee fails to meet the requirements of this section and pay all required fees before March 1, such license is expired and such mortgage lender must apply for a new mortgage lender license under s. 494.00611.
History.s. 44, ch. 2009-241; s. 9, ch. 2011-71; s. 47, ch. 2014-91.