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Real Estate Company/Branch Registration

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change a Real Estate Company name?
A company name change can only be done if the company's corporate ownership is staying the same.  If company ownership is changing, then the company must be registered as a new company.  To change a company name if ownership is the same, submit to the Divison:
  • Completed and signed Real Estate Company/Branch Change form.
  • Certificate of Existence from the Utah Division of Corporations showing the company is current and in good standing.
  • Notarized letter on the company’s letterhead, signed by a company Officer, Manager/Member or Owner, authorizing the Broker to use the company name.
  • Documentation from a financial institution less than 30 days old verifying a trust account on which the Principal Broker is a signatory.
How do I change a Real Estate Company owner?
To change a Real Estate Company owner, submit to the Division:
  • Certificate of Existence from the Utah Division of Corporations showing the new ownership and that the company is current and in good standing.
  • Notarized letter on the company’s letterhead, signed by a company Officer, Manager/Member or Owner, authorizing the Broker to use the company name.
  • Documentation from a financial institution less than 30 days old verifying a trust account on which the Principal Broker is a signatory.
How do I change the Broker for a Real Estate Company?
To change the Broker for a Real Estate Company, submit to the Division:
  • Completed and signed Real Estate Company/Branch Change form.
  • Completed and signed Change Card for each Broker.
  • Notarized letter on the company’s letterhead, signed by a company Officer, Manager/Member or Owner, authorizing the Broker to use the company name.
  • Documentation from a financial institution less than 30 days old verifying a trust account on which the new Principal Broker is a signatory.

Note: Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

To register a Real Estate Company, submit to the Division:

  • Completed and signed Real Estate Company/Branch Registration. This checklist must be included with the registration.
  • A Change Card for the new Principal Broker.
  • Register with the Utah Division of Corporations showing the company is current and in good standing.
  • Notarized letter on the company's letterhead, signed by a company Officer, Manager/Member, or Owner, authorizing the Broker to use the company name. This is not needed if the Broker is the owner.
  • Documentation, less than 30 days old, from a Utah financial institution verifying a real estate trust account, including the entire account number, with Broker as signatory. The account must include the approved Division entity name and the words "Real Estate Trust Account." (Example: Ajax Real Estate - Real Estate Trust Account.)
  • Documentation, less than 30 days old, from a Utah financial institution of an operating account showing the entire account number.
  • $200 non-refundable fee.

To register a Branch Office, submit to the Division:

  • Completed and signed Real Estate Company/Branch Registration. This checklist must be included with the registration.
  • A Change Card for the new Branch Broker.
  • Documentation, less than 30 days old, from a Utah financial institution verifying a real estate trust account, including the entire account number, with the Branch Broker as signatory. The account must include the approved Division entity name and the words "Real Estate Trust Account." Example: Ajax Real Estate - Real Estate Trust Account (This can be the same trust account used by the main office.)
  • Documentation, less than 30 days old, from a Utah financial institution verifying an operating account, including the entire account number. (This is not required if it is the same operating account used by the main office.)
  • $200 non-refundable fee.