Sales Licensing, by State

Here is a list of the governing bodies for timeshare sales licensing in the USA, alphabetically by State. In most states, but not all, licensing is covered by the real estate division and timeshare sales reps must have a real estate license. In some states, such as Nevada, no real estate license is required to sell timeshare, but you must obtain a Timeshare License. In a few other states a timeshare sales person is essentially covered by the license of the broker representing a specific timeshare development.

The following list is accurate as of February 2016, but if you have further information about specific licensing requirements in any given state please let me know so I can update the info.

  • ALABAMA: Alabama Real Estate Commission. Vacation timesharing sales license required. Phone 334.242.5544 | Fax 334.270.9118
    Website: http://www.arec.alabama.gov
  • ARIZONA: Department of Real Estate. RE License required. FAX 602/468-0562 – Phone 602/468-1414
    Website: http://www.re.state.az.us
  • ARKANSAS: Arkansas Real Estate Commission. RE License required. FAX 501/683-8020 – Phone 501/683-8010
    Website: http://www.state.ar.us/arec
  • CALIFORNIA: California Department of Real Estate. RE License required. Phone: (916) 227-0782
    Website: http://www.dre.ca.gov/
  • CONNECTICUT: Real estate issues concerning timeshares are regulated by the Department of Consumer Protection. RE License required. FAX 860/713-7239 – Phone 860/713-6150
    Website: http://www.state.ct.us/dcp/
  • FLORIDA: Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes. RE License required. FAX 407/317-7260 – Phone 407/481-5662
    Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/…
  • GEORGIA: Georgia Real Estate Commission. RE License required. FAX 404/656-6650 – Phone 404/656-3916
    Website: http://www.grec.state.ga.us
  • ILLINOIS: Bureau of Real Estate Professions. Sales agents must be registered to an existing developer registration. FAX 217/782-7645 – Phone 217/785-0800
    Website: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/RE/TSLS.asp
  • KANSAS: There don’t seem to be any timeshare resorts in Kansas, but for your convenience here is information for the Kansas Real Estate Commission. FAX 785/296-1771 – Phone 785/296-3411
    Website: http://www.accesskansas.org/krec/
  • KENTUCKY: Kentucky Real Estate Commission. RE License required FAX 502/426-2717 – Phone 502/425-4273
    Website: http://krec.ky.gov/
  • LOUISIANA: Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Must be registered as a timeshare interest salesperson, unless you are already a licensed RE Agent. FAX 225/925-4431 – Phone 225/925-4771
    Website: www.lrec.state.la.us/
  • MAINE: Maine Real Estate Commission. No license required. FAX 207/624-8637 -Phone 207/624-8603
    Website: http://www.state.me.us/…
  • MISSOURI: Missouri Real Estate Commission. No Timeshare or RE License required. FAX 573/751-2777 – Phone 573/751-2628
    Website: http://pr.mo.gov/realestate.asp
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire Real Estate Commission. RE License required. FAX 603/271-1039 – Phone 603/271-2701
    Website: http://www.state.nh.us/nhrec/
  • NORTH DAKOTA: There don’t seem to be any timeshare developments in North Dakota, but for your convenience: North Dakota Real Estate Commission. (Does not specifically reference timesharing.)
    Website: http://www.realestatend.org/
  • OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. No special license required. Phone 405/521-3387
    Website: http://www.orec.state.ok.us/
  • NOTE: The Securities Commission regulates Timeshare sales and dealers in Oklahoma. Please contact them at http://www.securities.ok.gov/.

  • VIRGINIA: Virginia Dept. of Professional & Occupational Regulation. No special license required. Phone: 804/367-8526
    Website: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/
  • WEST VIRGINIA: West Virginia Real Estate Commission. RE License required. Phone: 304/558-3555
    Website: http://www.wvrec.org/

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