Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Apply for a Washington Mortgage Broker License

DFI uses the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) to manage all Mortgage Broker licenses. All applications and changes to a Mortgage Broker license must be made through the NMLS.

Application Requirements


Steps to Apply for a Washington Mortgage Broker License

  1. Gather all items listed on the New Application Checklist
    If you do not have the items listed on the application checklist before applying, the processing of your application will be delayed and you risk your application being abandoned.
  2. Apply for Washington Mortgage Broker License Through the NMLS
    Complete and submit your application through the NMLS, including paying the licensing fee. You should also submit sponsorship requests for any MLOs who will be working in Washington at the same time. Additionally, if you are going to apply for branch licenses, you should also apply for those at the same time.

Within 5 business days of applying for a Washington Mortgage Broker License, you must:

  1. Mail the Mortgage Broker and Designated Broker New Application Checklist And All Attachments To DFI

Mortgage Broker Application Resources


Mailing the Requirements to DFI

Please mail the requirements to:

For U.S. Postal Service:
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Consumer Services
PO Box 41200
Olympia WA 98504-1200
  For Overnight Delivery:
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Consumer Services
150 Israel Rd SW Tumwater WA 98501

Contact Us

If you have any questions about information on this webpage feel free to contact us by phone at (360) 902-8703 or toll free at 1-877 RING DFI (746-4334). You may also email us at dcs@dfi.wa.gov.

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