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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

NON-RESIDENT GENERAL LINES LICENSE

TYPE AND CLASS:
9-20 Non-Resident 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.


STEPS TO OBTAIN 9-20 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.
    [Click here for more information]
  • 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 2 - Apply:

Step 3 - Fingerprints:

Step 4 - 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:

  • At the time of application and throughout the existence of the Florida non-resident license, hold a resident general lines agent license in the state of residence.
  • 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.
  • This license can be appointed by a health insurance company. F.S. 626.015(7)(d)
  • 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
  • Foreign Insurance Agents click here for reciprocity information.
  • Appointment of License:  This license requires an appointment to be valid per Section 626.112(4), Florida Statutes.  This license will expire if unappointed for 48 months per section 626.431(3), Florida Statutes.
  • 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:  626.015, 624.604, 624.605, and 626.726-626.754