On Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website, in the Division of Real Estate the following information was given: Florida’s real estate appraisers are being reminded of Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code (rule) requirements for the proper display of appraiser designations and license numbers. While there have been many recent changes to the appraisal report forms used by real estate appraisers to conduct their daily business, Florida Statute and Rule remain the same.
The newest appraisal forms used for residential mortgage lenders contain revised language within the signature block where an appraiser affixes their license designation and number. The new forms don’t require the display of an appraiser’s designation, only a license number.
Any failure to properly display your designation and license number in an appraisal report that is submitted to a client could result in discipline against your license as defined in Rule 61J1-8 Disciplinary Guidelines.
Failure to include your designation in the signature block is a violation of Chapter 475.622, Florida Statutes and Rule 61J1-7.001, Florida Administrative Code, which detail the requirements for the proper display of an appraiser’s designation and number within the appraisal report.
The Statutes and Rules can be found by choosing the “Statutes and Rules” link on the Real Estate Division on the Florida Divison of Professional Regulation’s website and choosing the appropriate link.
Soreide Law Group will represent you in front of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board regarding licensing issues. To speak to an attorney, please call: (888)760-6552 or visit our website at: ww.floridaprofessionallicense.com.
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