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Division of Agent and Agency Services
  

NON-RESIDENT AGENCY LICENSURE

TYPE AND CLASS:

  • 91-05 Agency (Licensure)

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.

Application Qualifications:

  • Complete the online application for an agency license. Apply for license
  • Business must not 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. Two fingerprint cards are mailed to the applicant for each sole proprietor, partner, owner, president, senior vice presidents, 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. 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 authority:
    • General Lines (9-20)
    • Life (8-16)
    • Life including Variable Annuity (8-14)
    • Health (8-40)
    • Health and Life (8-18)
    • Health and Life including Variable Annuity (8-15)

Special Notes

  • 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 be renewed.
  • We will issue non-resident agency licenses in Puerto Rico. Fingerprint processing for foreign officers who do not hold a social security or legal alien card requires a longer process to receive results from FDLE. The individuals must submit 2 completed fingerprint cards along with a check for the $50.30 processing fee to the attention of Agent and Agency Licensing. The check must be payable to Department of Financial Services or DFS. The timeframe to receive fingerprint results for foreign officers is 2-3 months.