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82.33 Licensing: renewal.

Subdivision 1. Duration. No renewal of a salesperson's license shall be effective beyond a date two years after the granting of such salesperson's license unless the salesperson has furnished evidence of compliance with section 82.29, subdivision 8. The commissioner shall cancel the license of any salesperson who fails to comply with section 82.29, subdivision 8. This subdivision shall not apply to salespeople licensed in Minnesota prior to July 1, 1969.

Subd. 2. Timely renewals. Persons whose applications have been properly and timely filed who have not received notice of denial of renewal are deemed to have been approved for renewal and may continue to transact business either as a real estate broker, salesperson, or closing agent whether or not the renewed license has been received on or before July 1 of the renewal year. Application for renewal of a license shall be deemed to have been timely filed if received by the commissioner by, or mailed with proper postage and postmarked by, June 15 of the renewal year. Applications for renewal shall be deemed properly filed if made upon forms duly executed and sworn to, accompanied by fees prescribed by this chapter and contain any information which the commissioner may require.

Subd. 3. Failure to renew. Persons who have failed to make a timely application for renewal of a license and who have not received the renewal license as of July 1 of the renewal year, shall be unlicensed until such time as the license has been issued by the commissioner and is received.

Subd. 4. Renewal; examination. Except as provided in section 82.29, subdivision 7, no examination shall be required for the renewal of any license, provided, however, any licensee having been licensed as a broker or salesperson in the state of Minnesota and who shall fail to renew the license for a period of two years shall be required by the commissioner to again take an examination.

Subd. 5. Failure to renew license. If a license lapses or becomes ineffective due to the licensee's failure to file a timely renewal application or otherwise, the commissioner may institute a revocation or suspension proceeding within two years after the license was last effective and enter a revocation or suspension order as of the last date on which the license was in effect.

Subd. 6. Cancellation of salesperson's or broker's license. A salesperson's or broker's license that has been canceled for failure of a licensee to complete postlicensing education requirements must be returned to the commissioner by the licensee's broker within ten days of receipt of notice of cancellation. The license shall be reinstated without reexamination by completing the required instruction, filing an application, and paying the fee for a salesperson's or broker's license within two years of the cancellation date.

HIST: 1973 c 410 s 4,6; 1975 c 38 s 3,4; 1976 c 197 s 2-4; 1977 c 215 s 1-3; 1979 c 144 s 3; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1982 c 478 s 1; 1983 c 284 s 14; 1983 c 328 s 9; 1984 c 552 s 8,9,11-14; 1985 c 251 s 8,9; 1986 c 358 s 9-11; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 7 s 5; 1987 c 336 s 23; 1989 c 347 s 10-16,18-22; 1990 c 364 s 1; 1991 c 20 s 1; 1991 c 75 s 1,2; 1991 c 233 s 48-51; 1992 c 555 art 1 s 3; 1993 c 309 s 10,13,14; 1994 c 632 art 4 s 32,33,36,37; 1995 c 68 s 4; 1995 c 202 art 1 s 25; 1996 c 439 art 1 s 10; art 3 s 9; 1997 c 222 s 34,35; 2000 c 483 s 44; 2001 c 208 s 14; 2002 c 387 s 7-9; 2004 c 203 art 2 s 28,41,44,46,61; 2005 c 10 art 1 s 16