Removing Discipline from Online DRE Licensee Listing

Jozef Magyar, Esq.

September 2021

The California Department of Real Estate (“DRE”) allows licensees to petition to remove disciplinary information from the DRE’s online licensee listings.  To be eligible for consideration, a petitioner must have:

  • Current licensed status, and
  • At least ten (10) years since the effective date of the underlying decision issuing the discipline.

[Business and Professions Code Sec. 10082.3; Commissioner’s Regulation 2915].

There is a $1,275 petition fee, a Live Scan fingerprinting requirement, and most crucially, the licensee must provide compelling evidence of rehabilitation, including (but not limited to) letters of reference.  Having an active license and the passage of time will simply not be enough.

KTS can  assist clients navigating this process. Feel free to contact Jozef Magyar for assistance at 800.564.6611 or jozef.magyar@kts-law.com.

Additional Resources:

KTS offers Proactive Audit Services for DRE compliance. A description of the services is available at http://ClientPortal.kts-law.com/resource_library/docs/Articles/ProactiveAuditServices.pdf.

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