Note: see session law sections for effective dates.
Application for a residential mortgage originator or a residential mortgage servicer license must be in writing, under oath, and on a form obtained from and prescribed by the commissioner.
(a) The application must contain the name and complete business address or addresses of the license applicant. The license applicant must be a partnership, limited liability partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, or other form of business organization, and the application must contain the names and complete business addresses of each partner, member, director, and principal officer. The application must also include a description of the activities of the license applicant, in the detail and for the periods the commissioner may require.
(b) A residential mortgage originator applicant must submit a surety bond that meets the requirements of section 58.08, subdivision 1a.
(c) The application must also include all of the following:
(1) an affirmation under oath that the applicant:
(i) is in compliance with the requirements of section 58.125;
(ii) will advise the commissioner of any material changes to the information submitted in the most recent application within ten days of the change;
(iii) will advise the commissioner in writing immediately of any bankruptcy petitions filed against or by the applicant or licensee;
(iv) will maintain at all times a surety bond in the amount of at least $100,000;
(v) complies with federal and state tax laws; and
(2) information as to the mortgage lending, servicing, or brokering experience of the applicant and persons in control of the applicant;
(3) information as to criminal convictions, excluding traffic violations, of persons in control of the license applicant;
(4) whether a court of competent jurisdiction has found that the applicant or persons in control of the applicant have engaged in conduct evidencing gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit in performing an act for which a license is required under this chapter;
(5) whether the applicant or persons in control of the applicant have been the subject of: an order of suspension or revocation, cease and desist order, or injunctive order, or order barring involvement in an industry or profession issued by this or another state or federal regulatory agency or by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development within the ten-year period immediately preceding submission of the application; and
(6) other information required by the commissioner.
The commissioner may, for good cause shown, waive any requirement of this section with respect to an initial license application or to permit a license applicant to submit substituted information in its license application in lieu of the information required by this section.