Mortgage Lender License Last updated 09/16/2022

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License Fee Description Exemptions


Mortgage bankers lend money to fund loans secured by interests in real estate and they either sell or service the loans. Mortgage brokers sell real estate paper for themselves or for others or accept funds from others to invest in real estate paper. Mortgage brokers also make or negotiate mortgage loans. The mortgage lender license permits a company to act as a mortgage banker, mortgage broker or both.


One year

Renewal Information

License must be renewed annually by December 31.

Duplicate License Requirements


Processing Time

Processing Time Description
1 Month

Prerequisites and Requirements


1) A completed mortgage lender license application submitted through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) listing company's experience person, which must be either a full-time W-2 employee or owner with three years experience in mortgage lending within the last five years

2) Financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP

3) Surety bond

4) Notice of a clients' trust account within financial institution physically located in Oregon

5) Registration with the Secretary of State Corporation Division of the primary company name and all assumed business names

6) Criminal records checks free of disqualifying convictions for each individual employed/to be employed as a loan originator

Required Documentation


Examination Information


Continuing Education Requirements


Bonding Requirements

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Insurance Requirements


Additional Information

Other Information

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Overnight mail address:
350 Winter St NE, Room 410
Salem, OR 97301-3881

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