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Division Director

Greg Thomas


Insurance Agent and Agency Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Bureau of Licensing
(850) 413-3137
Bureau of Investigation
(850) 413-3136
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NON-RESIDENT GENERAL LINES LICENSE

TYPE AND CLASS:
9-20 General Lines (Property, Casualty, Surety, Marine, Health and Miscellaneous Lines)


Common Use(s) of License:

To insure automobiles, water craft, homes, motorcycles, and pets. Also, used to write errors & omissions, workers compensation, and write bonds.

Related Florida Statutes:

624.604, 624.605, 626.015, and 626.726-626.754


STEPS TO OBTAIN NON-RESIDENT GENERAL LINES LICENSE:

Step 1 - You must be:

  • A natural person at least 18 years of age.
  • A non-resident of the state of Florida.
  • A United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services.
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Step 2 - Home State License:

  • You must have the same lines of authority in your home state before applying. Note: A Florida non-resident license is only valid for the same line of authority you hold in your home state.

Step 3 - Apply:

Step 4 - Prerequisite:

  • Proof of your prerequisite, as indicated in Step 2, is verified through the National Association Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In the event that your license can not be verified, the Bureau may request a Letter of Certification from your home state to verify you are licensed. The Letter of Certification can be obtained from your home state and it must be dated no earlier than 30 days of your date of application.

    Mail to:
    Department of Financial Services
    Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
    200 East Gaines Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319

Step 5 - Fingerprints:

Step 6 - Status notification(s):

  • Once an application has been submitted, you may check your MyProfile account for the status of your application. Deficiencies will be listed under the pending license type.

Step 7 - Print license:

  • Once all the above steps have been satisfied, the department will send your approval by email. You may then go to your MyProfile account and print your license.

    Note: If you are required to take an examination, you will not be able to print your license until the department has received a passing result from the testing vendor.

Special Note:

  • This License shall not be issued to any individual who is employed by any insurer as a service representative or who is a managing general agent in any state, whether or not also licensed in another state as an agent or broker.
  • Can only solicit the specific lines of authority that are held in the resident state.
  • Multi-State Exposures.
    A person who is not a resident of Florida who sells, solicits, or negotiates a contract of insurance for commercial or residential property and casualty risks to an insured with risks located in more than one state insured under that contract, provided that the person is otherwise licensed as an insurance producer to sell, solicit or negotiate that insurance in the state where the insured maintains its principal place of business or residency and the contract of insurance insures risks located in that state, is not required to be licensed as a producer in Florida. Example: Mary Smith, a licensed property and casualty producer in Ohio, sells an insurance policy to a business in Ohio that also has branch locations in Florida. If the branch locations in Florida are on the master insurance contract in Ohio, then Mary Smith is not required to be licensed in Florida.
    The General Lines license can not be held with the following licenses:
  • 0-93 LIFE (FOREIGNMILITARY)
  • 0-55 SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
  • 0-60 MANAGING GENERAL AGENT
  • 9-23 NON-RESIDENT MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL
  • 9-30 NON-RESIDENT MORTGAGE GUARANTY
  • 9-40 NON-RESIDENT CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE
  • T9-40 NON-RESIDENT CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE