Multiple Jurisdiction License Lookup

Together, the Department of Real Estate, the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers, and the Department of Business Oversight regulate most of the real estate and financial services in California. This web page is provided as a one-stop resource for California real estate and financial services license information, laws and regulations.


Department of Real Estate (DRE)

Go to the Department of Real Estate's Web site The DRE is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Real Estate Law and Subdivided Lands Law. Licensees include real estate brokers and salespersons, prepaid rental listing services and mineral, oil and gas brokers. Real estate brokers may also act as mortgage brokers.


Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA)

Go to the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers' Web site BREA licenses real estate appraisers and ensures adherence to the national Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the California Real Estate Appraisers Licensing and Certification Law and Regulations.


Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Go to the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation's Web site The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) regulates a variety of financial services, products and professionals. The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies. Additionally, the Department licenses and regulates a variety of financial businesses, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, deferred deposit (commonly known as payday loans) and certain fiduciaries and lenders. The Department regulates the offer and sale of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities.


Department of Insurance (CDI)

Go to the Department of Insurance's Web site The California Department of Insurance is responsible for enforcing many of the insurance-related laws of the state. They are foremost a consumer protection agency. Their number one priority is to protect insurance consumers by regulating the industry's practices and encouraging a healthy marketplace, which is one of the largest in the world.

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