RESIDENT INSURANCE AGENCY LICENSE
TYPE AND CLASSES:
Subsection 626.015(8), Florida Statutes, defines an
"INSURANCE AGENCY" as a business location which
an individual, firm, partnership, corporation,
association, or other entity engages in any
activity or employs individuals to engage in any
activity which by law may be performed only by a
licensed insurance agent.
Subsection 626.112(7)(a), Florida Statutes,
states that no individual, firm,
partnership, corporation, association, or any
other entity shall act in its own name or under
a trade name directly or indirectly, as an
insurance agency, unless it complies with s.
626.172, F.S., with respect to possessing an insurance
agency license for each place of business at
which it engages in any activity which may be
performed only by a licensed insurance agent.
- Complete the online application for an
Apply for license
- Business must be located in Florida.
- The sole proprietor, partner, owner,
president, vice president, treasurer,
secretary, directors and any other person
who directs or participates in the
management or control of an incorporated
agency whose shares are not traded on a
securities exchange are required to be
fingerprinted. [Click here and follow the instructions] Individuals who are
currently licensed and appointed in Florida
are not required to be fingerprinted.
- Must have an agent-in-charge licensed and appointed
in at least one of the following lines of
- General Lines (2-20)
- Life (2-16)
- Life including Variable Annuity (2-14)
- Health (2-40)
- Health and Life (2-18)
- Health and Life including Variable Annuity (2-15)
- The owner or owners of the agency shall sign an
application for an insurance agency license. If the agency
is incorporated, the president and secretary of the
corporation shall sign the application.
- An agency license is valid for three (3) years and must