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Business License Requirements for Delaware Real Estate Agents

Many cities and municipalities in New Castle County (Delaware) require real estate agents to have business licenses to list and sell real estate. Here is a quick reference guide to business license requirements for real estate agents practicing in the state of Delaware.

City/

Municipality*

Lic

Req'd

  

CONTACT INFORMATION

  

COMMENTS

15

NO

P.O. Box 307                   Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-3483
(302) 653-3492 (Fax)www.smyrnadelaware.com

 

16, 27, 29

NO

2119 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810
(302) 475-3516 www.theardens.com

Property transfer must occur when property is sold.  Contact Jim McComsey at 302-475-5834.

17

NO

901A Rosedale Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 762-7907 www.townofbellefonte.com

 

18

NO

220 Elkton Road
P.O. Box 390
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 366-7000
(302) 366-7067 (Fax)cityofnewarkde.us

 

19

YES

11 Poplar Avenue
Elsmere, DE 19805

Contact Diane Poole
(302) 998-2215
(302) 998-9920 (Fax)
www.townofelsmere.com

Fee: $100/year.  Period: April 1st to March 31.  Cost of license is double if you are caught practicing without their license. 

Business License Application:

http://www.townofelsmere.com/forms/business%20license%20application%202008.pdf

Chapter 131 - The Town of Elsmere Code:

http://www.townofelsmere.com/licenses.htm 

20

YES

226 N. James Street
P.O. Box 3053
Newport, DE 19804
(302) 994-6403
(302) 996-0214 (Fax)
http://www.newportde.gov

The agency/real estate firm, not the agent, needs to have a business license to sell property in Clayton. Contact Cindy at 302 994-6403 for an application.

21

NO

220 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-9801
(302) 322-9814 (Fax)www.ci.new-castle.de.us

 

22

NO

407 Clinton Street
P.O. Box 4159
Delaware City, DE 19706
(302) 834-4573
(302) 832-5545 (Fax) www.delawarecity.delaware.gov

 

23

YES

19 W. Green Street
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-2711
(302) 378-1167 (Fax)
www.middletownde.org

Fee: $125/yr

Business License Application:

http://www.middletownde.org/document%20downloads/Business%20license%20app..pdf 

24

NO

The Old Academy
315 N Main Street
P.O. Box 111
Odessa, DE 19730
(302) 378-2510
(302) 378-8292 (Fax)www.odessade.com

 

25

YES

Town of Townsend

661 South St, PO Box 223, Townsend DE 19734

(302) 378-8082
(302) 378-7099 (Fax)
www.townsendde.com

Brokers/Agencies, Property Managers and Sales/Associate Brokers require licence to list and sell property in Townsend. Fee $125 per calendar year. Information last confirmed with Cathy Beaver 8/17/09. Contact the town for more information.

Business License Application:

http://www.townsendde.com/permits/Business%20License.pdf 

26

YES

Appl. For Business License

Department of Finance Wage/Business License Div

800 N. French Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 576-2415 www.ci.wilmington.de.us

Agents are required to have a license to sell real estate. fee $120                          

All residents of the City of Wilmington and any person who works in the City or conducts business in the City from which he or she derives wages or business income, are subject to the City's Earned Income Tax.

For more information, please contact the Finance Department, Earned Income Division, 6th Floor, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 or call (302) 576-2418.

Business License Application:

http://wilmingtonde.gov/pdf/businesslicense.pdf

30

YES

414 Main Street
P.O. Box 1130
Clayton, DE 19938
(302) 653-8419
(302) 653-2017 (Fax)
www.clayton-delaware.com

The agency, not the agent, needs to have a business license to sell property in Clayton. Fee $50

Please note the application must be mailed or picked up at the office.  The completed original (no fax copies accepted) must be returned to the office.

Business License Application:

http://de-clayton.civicplus.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=158

 

 *LEGEND

15 - SMYRNA (Town)

23 - MIDDLETOWN (Town)

16 - ARDEN (Village)

24 - ODESSA (Town)

17 - BELLEFONTE (Town)

25 - TOWNSEND (Town)

18 - NEWARK (City)

26 - WILMINGTON (City)

19 - ELSMERE (Town)

27 - AREDENTOWN (Village)

20 - NEWPORT (Town)

29 - ARDENCROFT (Village)

21 - NEW CASTLE (City)

30 - CLAYTON (Town)

22 - DELAWARE CITY (City)

 

Information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This post is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, tax or other professional assistance.

 (Lasted Updated 8/16/09)

 

 

 Letitia Stevenson, REALTOR®  | Licensed in DE, PA & MD |  

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® 

(Formerly Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS®)

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Comment balloon 2 commentsLetitia Stevenson • August 16 2009 07:01PM

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Thanks Letitia! I wonder when more localities across the nation require this to add money to their coffers.

Posted by Betty Hesaltine (Sarah Bice and Associates Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Thanks Betsy! With all the recent changes, I wanted to make sure I stay current. So, I recently verified the information and decided to post it here as a quick reference for myself and others.

Posted by Letitia Stevenson, Delaware Valley Real Estate, Lic'd in DE, PA & MD (BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com) about 9 years ago

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