(205 ILCS 635/2-6)
Sec. 2-6. License issuance and renewal; fee.
(a) Beginning July 1, 2003, licenses shall be renewed every year on the anniversary of the date of issuance of the original license, or the common renewal date of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry as adopted by the Director. To comply with the common renewal date of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, the term of existing licenses may be extended or shortened with applicable fees prorated accordingly. Properly completed renewal application forms and filing fees must be received by the Secretary 60 days prior to the renewal date.
(b) It shall be the responsibility of each licensee to accomplish renewal of its license; failure of the licensee to receive renewal forms absent a request sent by certified mail for such forms will not waive said responsibility. Failure by a licensee to submit a properly completed renewal application form and fees in a timely fashion, absent a written extension from the Secretary, will result in the assessment of additional fees, as follows:
(1) A fee of $567.50 will be assessed to the licensee
30 days after the proper renewal date and $1,135 each month thereafter, until the license is either renewed or expires pursuant to Section 2-6, subsections (c) and (d), of this Act.
(2) Such fee will be assessed without prior notice to
the licensee, but will be assessed only in cases wherein the Secretary has in his or her possession documentation of the licensee's continuing activity for which the unrenewed license was issued.
(c) A license which is not renewed by the date required in this Section shall automatically become inactive. No activity regulated by this Act shall be conducted by the licensee when a license becomes inactive. The Commissioner may require the licensee to provide a plan for the disposition of any residential mortgage loans not closed or funded when the license becomes inactive. The Commissioner may allow a licensee with an inactive license to conduct activities regulated by this Act for the sole purpose of assisting borrowers in the closing or funding of loans for which the loan application was taken from a borrower while the license was active. An inactive license may be reactivated by the Commissioner upon payment of the renewal fee, and payment of a reactivation fee equal to the renewal fee.
(d) A license which is not renewed within one year of becoming inactive shall expire.
(e) A licensee ceasing an activity or activities regulated by this Act and desiring to no longer be licensed shall so inform the Commissioner in writing and, at the same time, convey the license and all other symbols or indicia of licensure. The licensee shall include a plan for the withdrawal from regulated business, including a timetable for the disposition of the business, and comply with the surrender guidelines or requirements of the Director. Upon receipt of such written notice, the Commissioner shall post the cancellation or issue a certified statement canceling the license.
(Source: P.A. 95-1047, eff. 4-6-09; 96-112, eff. 7-31-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015