Multiple Jurisdiction License Lookup
Together, the Bureau of Real Estate, the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers, and the Department of Business Oversight regulate most of the real estate and financial services in California. This web page is provided as a one-stop resource for California real estate and financial services license information, laws and regulations.
To check the license records of all three at once, click the button below:
Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)
The CalBRE is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Real Estate Law and Subdivided Lands Law. Licensees include real estate brokers and salespersons, prepaid rental listing services and mineral, oil and gas brokers. Real estate brokers may also act as mortgage brokers.
- Search for Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
- Prepaid Rental Listing Services
- Mineral, Oil and Gas Brokers
- Real Estate Broker and Corporation Search by Main Office or Branch Office Address
Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA)
BREA licenses real estate appraisers and ensures adherence to the national Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the California Real Estate Appraisers Licensing and Certification Law and Regulations.
Department of Business Oversight
The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) regulates a variety of financial services, products and professionals. The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies. Additionally, the Department licenses and regulates a variety of financial businesses, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, deferred deposit (commonly known as payday loans) and certain fiduciaries and lenders. The Department regulates the offer and sale of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities.
- Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers
- Business and Industrial Development Corporations (BIDCO)
- California Deferred Deposit Originators (commonly known as "Payday Lenders")
- California Finance Lenders
- California Residential Mortgage Lenders
- Capital Access Companies
- Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters
- Credit Unions
- Escrow Agents/ Escrow Law
- Foreign (Other Nation) Banks
- Foreign (Other State) Banks
- Industrial Banks
- Local Agency Security Program (LASP)
- Money Transmitters
- Mortgage Loan Originators
- Premium Finance Companies
- Responsible Small Dollar Loans (Pilot Program)
- Securities (Corporate Securities Law of 1968)
- Trust Companies and Departments
Department of Insurance (CDI)
The California Department of Insurance is responsible for enforcing many of the insurance-related laws of the state. They are foremost a consumer protection agency. Their number one priority is to protect insurance consumers by regulating the industry's practices and encouraging a healthy marketplace, which is one of the largest in the world.