Ohio Mortgage Licensing

Mortgage Banker or Broker

Residential Mortgage Lending Act (RMLA) Certificate of Registration

Physical In-State Office Required: No, eliminated 3/23/2018
Qualifying Individual: Yes, requires completion of requirements to obtain OH LO License and 3 years of mortgage experience (verified by w-2s/1099s)
Minimum Net Worth: $ None
Surety Bond: 0.5% of Nationwide Loan Volume for previous calendar year plus an additional $10,000 for each branch location up to $150,000 maximum and down to $50,000 minimum.
Experience/Education: 3 years experience and 4 hours of OH Pre-License Education
Comments: If the Operations Manager (OM) leaves the company once you are licensed, Ohio gives 10 days to notify them that the current OM has left. They then give you 30 days to designate the new OM and provide the verification of experience.

License Cost Breakdown – Estimated fees not including Integrity Mortgage Licensing Service Fee:
$125 – Foreign Entity Fee
$125 – Registered Agent Fee
$500 to $1,500 – $60k to $150k Ohio Surety Bond
$600 – Company License Fee

Regulated by:

Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of Financial Institutions

77 South High Street, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6120
Phone: 614-728-8400
Sheila Zoldak | sheila.zoldak@com.state.oh.us | 614-644-9577
Ken Seaman | Ken.Seaman@com.state.oh.us | 614-644-9573