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Section 1798.17 of the Civil Code requires this notice be provided when collecting personal or confidential information from individuals. Each individual has the right to review personal information maintained by this Agency, unless access is exempted by law.

Department of Real Estate
1651 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Assistant Commissioner, Licensing
Telephone: 877-373-4542

General powers of the Commissioner, Sections 10050, 10071, and 10075 of the Business and Professions Code authorizes the maintenance of this information.

Business and Professions Code Sections 30, 31(e) and 494.5(d) require each real estate licensee to initially provide to the Department of Real Estate his or her social security number which will be furnished to the Franchise Tax Board. The Franchise Tax Board will use your number to establish identification exclusively for tax purposes. These code sections also require that each application for a new license or renewal provides notification on the application, that the Board of Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board will share taxpayer information with the Department of Real Estate, and that failure to pay tax obligations may result in a suspension or denial of a license. The Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board require the Department to collect social security numbers and federal taxpayer identification numbers for the purposes of matching the names of the 500 largest tax delinquencies pursuant to Section 7063 or 19195 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. Your social security numbers and federal taxpayer identification number shall not be deemed public records and shall not be open to the public for inspection.

The Real Estate Law and the Regulations of the Commissioner require applicants to provide the Department with specific information. If all or any part of the required information is not provided, processing may be delayed. In addition, the Commissioner may suspend or revoke a license, or in the case of a license applicant, may deny the issuance for misstatements of facts (including a failure to disclose a material fact) in an application for a license.

The information requested in this form is primarily used to furnish license status information to the Department’s Enforcement Section, and to answer inquiries and give information to the public on license status, mailing and business addresses and actions taken to deny, revoke, restrict or suspend licenses for cause.

This information may be transferred to real estate licensing agencies in other states, law enforcement agencies (City Police, Sheriff’s Departments, District Attorneys, Attorney General, F.B.I.), and any other regulatory agencies (i.e., Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, Department of Insurance, Department of Consumer Affairs, California Bar Association).

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