Renew or update your license: Real estate branch office

Learn the requirements and how to renew or update your real estate branch office license.

Renew your license

  • You must renew your license every 2 years
  • You can renew up to 120 days before your license expires

Renewal requirements

If necessary, update your contact information online before you renew your license.

How to renew your license

Gather required documents

Gather supporting documents for legal background questions, if applicable.

Renew your license online

You'll receive your license faster by renewing and paying online.

Log into SecureAccess Washington (SAW)

Don't have a SAW account? Learn how to create a SAW account.

Renew your license by mail

Mail a completed Real Estate Firm/Branch License Renewal form and a check or money order (payable to the Department of Licensing) for the renewal fee to:

Real Estate Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3856
Seattle, WA 98124-3856

Update your license

Update your contact information, designated broker, or branch manager

Log into SecureAccess Washington (SAW) or create an account to update your license online.

Things you can update:

  • Name and contact information
  • Designated broker
  • Branch manager

If you updated your primary address and want a license showing the new address, you can print your own license.

Update your firm name

Follow the steps below to change your firm name. Firm name changes must be done by mail.

1. Check name availability

Before submitting your name change application, check if the name you want is available.

Get your firm name approved by emailing Real Estate Regulatory a brief cover letter with your name, contact information, desired firm name, and any doing business as (DBA) names. You'll receive a reply within 5-7 business days.

If we approve it, call the Secretary of State at 360-725-0377.

2. Submit your application

Mail a completed Real Estate Change of Firm Name or Add/Change DBA Name form and any required documents to:

Real Estate Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9021
Olympia, WA 98507-9021

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