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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

TEMPORARY GENERAL LINES AGENT

TYPE AND CLASSES:
T2-20 Temporary Resident General Lines (Property, Casualty, Surety, Marine, Health and Miscellaneous Lines)


Common Use(s) of License:

Florida Statutes 626.175 defines a “TEMPORARY GENERAL LINES AGENT” as an individual that represents a general lines insurance insurer temporarily because of the death, disability or absence of the agent. The purpose of this license is to continue or wind up the business affairs of the agent or agency, subject to certain qualifications. Applicant must be a licensed agent’s employee, family member, business associate, or personal representative. Applicant may only replace an agent that has died or become unable to perform his or her duties as agent because of military service or illness or other physical or mental disability. There must not be any other person connected with the agent’s business who is licensed as a general lines agent. Applicant must be qualified for a regular general lines agent’s license with the exception of residence, examination, education or experience.


STEPS TO OBTAIN T2-20 TEMPORARY RESIDENT GENERAL LINES LICENSE:

Step 1 - You must:

  • Be a natural person at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a resident of the state of Florida.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services. [Click here for more information]
  • Not hold a resident license in another state.

Step 2 - Apply:

Step 3 - Fingerprints:

Step 5 - 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.
  • 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 click the “Wallet” and/or “Letter” hyperlink(s), under the “Print Licenses” section, to generate a copy of your license for printing.

Special Note:

  • The temporary license is valid for six (6) months and cannot be renewed or another temporary license issued to any other person connected with the agent or agency. However, the temporary license will terminate if the applicant become licensed as a permanent general lines agent, the disabled or absent agent is replaced or the disposition of the affairs are completed.
  • This license cannot be held with the following licenses:
    • 0-55 SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    • 0-60 MANAGING GENERAL AGENT
    • 0-93 LIFE (FOREIGN/MILITARY)
    • 2-23 RESIDENT MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL
    • 2-33 INDUSTRIAL FIRE OR BURGLARY
    • T2-33 INDUSTRIAL FIRE OR BURGLARY
    • 4-30 CROP HAIL & MULTI-PERIL CROP
    • 4-40 CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE
    • 4-42 LIMITED CUST REPRESENTATIVE
    • 20-44 PERSONAL LINES AGENT
  • Third party access must be authorized by the licensee through MyProfile in order for the third party to manage the licensing submissions and changes on behalf of the licensee.  NOTE: Third party access will not permit the third party to receive criminal history information through deficiency requests or otherwise, unless provided by the applicant in writing.
  • Related Florida Statutes:  626.175