Where to Begin

If your company plans to apply for a license or registration with Texas SML, select State Licensing and follow the steps listed on the web page.

If your company is being required to register your mortgage loan originators with a federal agency (OCC, OTS, FDIC, FRB, NCUA or FCA), select Federal Registration.

If you plan to apply for a license with Texas SML, select State Licensing and follow the steps listed on the web page.

If you are an employee of a depository institution (including credit union) regulated by a federal banking agency (OCC, OTS, FDIC, FRB, NCUA), a subsidiary owned and controlled by a depository institution and regulated by a federal banking agency, or an institution regulated by the Farm Credit Administration, select Federal Registration.

Additional documents related to licensing and registration are shown below.

Application Status

All new applications, renewals and changes for companies or individuals must be submitted online through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). For information on completing specific tasks such as renewing, amending, submitting sponsorship, etc., companies and individuals may visit the Quick Guides web page of the NMLS Resource Center.

Response Time

It is the intent of the division to handle each call, inquiry, and request as expeditiously as possible, but it is virtually impossible to have an immediate turn-around of requests with the volume of work received. Many of the questions asked of staff can be found by reviewing the Department’s website and the list of Frequently Asked Questions prior to calling or e-mailing the Department.

Checking Status

If you have submitted an application for a license, a license renewal, or any change affecting a current license, you can login to NMLS and view the current status of your application.

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