BROKERS AND LENDERS
Company License and Registration Applications (Mortgage Brokers and Lenders)
- Jurisdiction Specific Documents Outside of NMLS
- Fingerprint Processing
COMPANY LICENSE & REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS
File a new application through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS):
- State Licensing Requirements and Checklists
- To gain access to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), please visit Getting Started for State-Licensed Companies
Applications for a new mortgage broker/processor or lender license or registration must be made through the NMLS. The Department will review and approve or deny your Georgia application through the NMLS.
As of 9/12/2016, criminal history background checks on MU2 individuals should be authorized and submitted through the NMLS. Instructions and checklists are available through the NMLS website. Review of law enforcement agency information may extend processing time up to 10 weeks. Please allow for this processing time when you submit your application through the NMLS.
Licensing/Registration Application Forms, Code & Regulations
The NMLS website lists licensing information and requirements and contains a checklist to ensure that you have submitted all required jurisdiction-specific documents to the Department. You should become familiar with Georgia laws and regulations pertaining to the mortgage industry:
- Georgia Residential Mortgage Act (GRMA) Code Sections
- Georgia Residential Mortgage Act (GRMA) Rules & Regulations
Jurisdiction Specific Documents Outside of the NMLS (Adobe PDF file):
NOTE: If you are applying for a NEW branch physically located in Georgia, or are changing the branch manager along with the change in address for the branch, a separate application for approval must be made for that new branch location and/or new branch manager. Such applications must be made through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS).
Please DO NOT enter branches that are not physically located within the State of Georgia into the NMLS. Out-of-state branches do not require the Department’s approval and SHOULD NOT be entered into NMLS.
The Annual License/Registration Renewal Period for 2017 will open on November 1, 2016. Information for the 2017 renewal period is available on the Annual Renewal Information page in NMLS.
- Access the Company Renewal Quick Guide.
As of 9/12/2016, criminal history background checks on MU2 individuals should be authorized and submitted through the NMLS.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT:
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MORTGAGE CALL REPORT REQUIREMENTS:
Companies must file a quarterly Mortgage Call Report through the NMLS. There are two components of the MCR filing - the Residential Mortgage Loan Activity (RMLA) and the Financial Condition (FC).
Companies that qualify for the Standard MCR filing:
RMLA is due quarterly, within 45 days of the end of every calendar quarter
FC – Due annually, within 90 days of your company’s Fiscal Year End
Companies that must submit the Expanded MCR filing*:
Both RMLA and FC components must be submitted quarterly, within 45 days of the end of every calendar quarter
* Companies that a a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Seller/Service or a Ginnie Mae Issuer submit an Expanded Mortgage Call Report.
Read more about the MCR requirements on the NMLS website at: http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/slr/common/mcr/Pages/default.aspx
Mortgage licensees and registrants who have a current and valid license may use the button/link above to access a secure site for retrieving and printing their 2016 license or registration certificate. You will receive your login information via e-mail from the Department after your renewal or new license has been approved. If you do not remember your password click on this link: MBForgotPassword.html
After a successful login, please be sure to click on the link to open the printing instructions to ensure the best quality printing of your certificate.