License Changes

All forms referenced on this page may be found here.

Name Change

Complete form REL-100, Licensee Name or Contact Change, to report a change in name. 

A name change must be reported to the Commission within 10 days of the change.

If the first letter of the new last name is in a different renewal group, the license renewal date and expiration date will change.

If the new last name extends beyond the current expiration date, a prorated fee will be due, please see the form for details.

If the new last name makes the expiration date sooner than the current expiration date, a prorated refund will be issued to the licensee.

If the last name is hyphenated, the license expiration date is determined by the name before the hyphen.

Change Home Address or Contact Information

Complete REL-100, Licensee Name or Contact Change Form, to update address, telephone number, email address, or other contact information.  Licensees are required to notify the Commission in writing within 10 days of an address change per K.A.R. 86-3-15(a)(6).

This form cannot be used to change company address or company contact information.

Transfer

Complete REL-300, Transfer form, to transfer a license from one company to another, from one branch to another, from a main office to a branch office, or from a branch office to a main office.  The licensee may not perform real estate activities requiring a license in Kansas for the new company until the transfer is effective with the new company per Commission records.  To verify whether the transfer is effective, click on the "License Search" link and review the company name displayed for the licensee.

There is a $15.00 fee to transfer.

Reactivation

Complete REL-310, Licensee Status Change Form, to change a license from inactive to active status.  Continuing education requirements must be met.

There is a $15.00 fee to reactivate.

Deactivation

Complete REL-310, Licensee Status Change Form, to place the license on inactive status.  A licensee cannot perform activities requiring a Kansas real estate license while on inactive status.

There is no fee to place a license on inactive status.

An inactive licensee must submit the renewal application and the standard license renewal fee when due.

It is the licensee's responsibility to keep track of the inactive date and to be aware of the consequences if the license is left on inactive status for two years or more.

Company Affiliation

Adding Affiliation
Complete REL-330, Add or Remove Additional Affiliation, to affiliate a license with an additional company or branch office.  Salespersons are prohibited from affiliating with more than one Supervising/Branch broker unless the Supervising/Branch broker is the same.

Removing Affiliation
Complete REL-330, Add or Remove Additional Affiliation,to discontinue affiliation with a particular company or branch office.  Licensees on active status must continue affiliation with at least one company or branch office and be under the supervision of a broker.

Company Information Changes

Company Name Change
Complete REC-400, Company Name or Contact Information Change, to change the name of a real estate company.  The request may be denied if a real estate company with a similar or same name already exists in your area.  To check the status of the request, select "Company Search" from the Helpful Links menu.

  • The licenses of the supervising broker, branch broker and each affiliated licensee must be returned to the Commission
Company Address and Contact Information Change

Complete REC-400, Company Name or Contact Information Change, to change the address or contact information for the  real estate company.  A company address change must be reported to the Commission within 10 days of the change.  This form must be signed by the Supervising Broker or Branch Broker.

If the company is located in the supervising or branch broker's home and the home address is also changing, report the home address change on the REL-100 Licensee Name or Contact Change Form and submit both changes together.

Supervising or Branch Broker Change

Complete REC-450, Change Supervising Broker form, to change the supervising or branch broker of a real estate company.  Please read the form carefully and enclose the appropriate fees.  Other forms may be required.  To check the status of your request, select "Company Search" from the Helpful Links menu.  A change of supervising or branch broker must be reported to the Commission within 10 days of the change.

For the current broker the fee is:
$15.00 - if the license is to be transferred to another real estate company
No Charge - if the licensee is being placed on inactive status, expiring - not to be renewed or deceased

For the new broker, the fee is:
$15.00 - if the license is to be transferred from another real estate company
$15.00 - if the license is to be reinstated from inactive status.

Opening or Closing a Company

To Open a Company
Complete REC-430, Open Company or Branch Office.  A company number will be assigned when the request is approved by the Commission.  Include the appropriate fees and trust account information.  The request may be denied if a real estate company with a similar or same name already exists in your area.  To check the status of the request, select "Company Search" from the Helpful Links menu.

There is a $25.00 fee to open a company.

To Close a Company
Complete REC-440, Close Company or Branch Office Form.  Attach the licenses of all licensees within the company or branch office and the report on closing the trust account, if applicable.  For a roster of all affiliated licensees, select "Company Search" from the Helpful Links menu.  If the company being closed has branch offices, the licenses for all branch office licensees must be returned as well.

Trust Account Changes

A form to report the opening of a new trust account is included in the Open a Company form (REC-430).  This form may also be used to report changes to an existing trust account, the financial institution where the trust account is held, or to open an additional trust account.

A form to report closure of a trust account is included in the Close a Company form (REC-440).

The Change of Supervising Broker form (REC-450) includes a form to open or close a trust account.

The forms to open a company or change a supervising broker include a place to indicate if a trust account will not be maintained.  If a company or broker change is not required, but circumstances necessitate the filing of a request to not maintain a trust account, such a request may be made in writing to the Commission without a form.