Broker Responsibilities: Branch Offices

  • If business is regularly conducted by a broker at more than one location, the additional site(s) must be licensed as a branch office(s). A branch office application must be filed with the Division along with a nominal fee (Ohio Revised Code Section 4735.06(A)).
  • Each branch office must be “in the charge of” a licensed broker or salesperson.
  • The home of a broker or salesperson is not required to be licensed as a branch office merely because business calls are received at that location; however, if meetings with clients/customers are regularly conducted at the licensee’s home, it should be licensed as a branch office.