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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 624
INSURANCE CODE: ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 624.501
624.501 Filing, license, appointment, and miscellaneous fees.The department, commission, or office, as appropriate, shall collect in advance, and persons so served shall pay to it in advance, fees, licenses, and miscellaneous charges as follows:
(1) Certificate of authority of insurer.
(a) Filing application for original certificate of authority or modification thereof as a result of a merger, acquisition, or change of controlling interest due to a sale or exchange of stock, including all documents required to be filed therewith, filing fee..........$1,500.00
(b) Reinstatement fee..........$50.00
(2) Charter documents of insurer.
(a) Filing articles of incorporation or other charter documents, other than at time of application for original certificate of authority, filing fee..........$10.00
(b) Filing amendment to articles of incorporation or charter, other than at time of application for original certificate of authority, filing fee..........$5.00
(c) Filing bylaws, when required, or amendments thereof, filing fee..........$5.00
(3) Annual license tax of insurer, each domestic insurer, foreign insurer, and alien insurer (except that, as to fraternal benefit societies insuring less than 200 members in this state and the members of which as a prerequisite to membership possess a physical handicap or disability, such license tax shall
be $25)..........$1,000.00
(4) Statements of insurer, filing (except when filed as part of application for original certificate of authority), filing fees:
(a) Annual statement..........$250.00
(b) Quarterly statement..........$250.00
(5) All insurance representatives, application for license, application for reinstatement of suspended license, each filing, filing fee..........$50.00
(6) Insurance representatives, property, marine, casualty, and surety insurance.
(a) Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(b) Customer representative’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(c) Nonresident agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment..........$60.00
(d) Service representatives; managing general agents.

Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or managing general agent, whichever is applicable..........$60.00

(7) Life insurance agents.
(a) Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(b) Nonresident agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment..........$60.00
(8) Health insurance agents.
(a) Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(b) Nonresident agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment..........$60.00
(9)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), all limited appointments as agent, as provided for in s. 626.321. Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(b) For all limited appointments as agent, as provided in s. 626.321(1)(c) and (d), the agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof for each insurer is equal to the number of offices, branch offices, or places of business covered by the license multiplied by the fees set forth in paragraph (a).
(10) Fraternal benefit society agents. Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(11) Surplus lines agent. Agent’s appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee..........$150.00
(12) Adjusters:
(a) Adjuster’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee..........$60.00
(b) Nonresident adjuster’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee..........$60.00
(c) Emergency adjuster’s license, appointment fee..........$10.00
(d) Fee to cover actual cost of credit report, when such report must be secured by department.
(13) ExaminationFee to cover actual cost of examination.
(14) Temporary license and appointment as agent or adjuster, where expressly provided for, rate of fee for each month of the period for which the license and appointment is issued..........$5.00
(15) Issuance, reissuance, reinstatement, modification resulting in a modified license being issued, duplicate copy of any insurance representative license, or an appointment being reinstated..........$5.00
(16) Additional appointment continuation fees as prescribed in chapter 626..........$5.00
(17) Filing application for permit to form insurer as referred to in chapter 628, filing fee..........$25.00
(18) Annual license fee of rating organization, each domestic or foreign organization..........$25.00
(19) Miscellaneous services:
(a) For copies of documents or records on file with the department, commission, or office, per
page..........$ .15
(b) For each certificate of the department, commission, or office under its seal, authenticating any document or other instrument (other than a license or certificate of authority)..........$5.00
(c) For preparing lists of agents, adjusters, and other insurance representatives, and for other miscellaneous services, such reasonable charge as may be fixed by the office or department.
(d) For processing requests for approval of continuing education courses, processing fee..........$100.00
(e) Insurer’s registration fee for agent exchanging business more than 24 times in calendar year under s. 626.752, s. 626.793, or s. 626.837, registration fee per agent per year..........$30.00
(20) Adjusting firm, original or renewal 3-year license..........$60.00
(21) Limited surety agent or professional bail bond agent, as defined in s. 648.25, each agent and each insurer represented. Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each agent or insurer, whichever is applicable:

Appointment fee..........$44.00

State tax..........24.00

County tax..........12.00

Total..........$80.00

(22) Certain military installations, as authorized under s. 626.322: original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer..........$20.00
(23) Filing application for original certificate of authority for third-party administrator or original certificate of approval for a service company, including all documents required to be filed therewith, filing fee..........$100.00
(24) Fingerprinting processing feeFee to cover fingerprint processing.
(25) Sales representatives, miscellaneous lines. Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee..........$60.00
(26) Reinsurance intermediary:
(a) Application filing and license fee..........$50.00
(b) Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee..........$60.00
(27) Title insurance agents:
(a) Agent’s original appointment or biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(b) Agency original appointment or biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

Appointment fee..........$42.00

State tax..........12.00

County tax..........6.00

Total..........$60.00

(c) Filing for title insurance agent’s license:

Application for filing, each filing, filing
fee..........$10.00

(d) Additional appointment continuation fee as prescribed by s. 626.843..........$5.00
(e) Title insurer and title insurance agency administrative surcharge:
1. On or before January 30 of each calendar year, each title insurer shall pay to the office for each licensed title insurance agency appointed by the title insurer and for each retail office of the insurer on January 1 of that calendar year an administrative surcharge of $200.00.
2. On or before January 30 of each calendar year, each licensed title insurance agency shall remit to the department an administrative surcharge of $200.00.

The administrative surcharge may be used solely to defray the costs to the department and office in their examination or audit of title insurance agencies and retail offices of title insurers and to gather title insurance data for statistical purposes to be furnished to and used by the office in its regulation of title insurance.

(28) Late filing of appointment renewals for agents, adjusters, and other insurance representatives, each appointment..........$20.00
History.s. 74, ch. 59-205; s. 1, ch. 63-491; s. 5, ch. 65-269; ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ch. 67-278; s. 1, ch. 69-196; s. 1, ch. 69-197; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 70-208; s. 1, ch. 70-439; s. 23, ch. 71-86; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-237; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 65, ch. 82-243; s. 7, ch. 82-386; s. 8, ch. 83-288; s. 39, ch. 85-175; s. 2, ch. 85-208; s. 12, ch. 87-226; s. 5, ch. 88-166; s. 192, ch. 90-363; s. 67, ch. 91-106; s. 44, ch. 92-146; s. 5, ch. 92-324; s. 1, ch. 93-253; s. 192, ch. 97-102; s. 4, ch. 98-199; s. 2, ch. 2001-142; s. 29, ch. 2002-260; s. 73, ch. 2003-1; s. 839, ch. 2003-261; s. 16, ch. 2003-267; s. 9, ch. 2003-281; s. 18, ch. 2004-390; s. 6, ch. 2005-237; s. 3, ch. 2005-257; s. 82, ch. 2006-1; s. 1, ch. 2007-76; s. 5, ch. 2008-220; s. 5, ch. 2009-70; s. 4, ch. 2012-151; s. 4, ch. 2014-123.