(205 ILCS 635/2-6)
License issuance and renewal; fee.
(a) Licenses shall be renewed every year using the common renewal date of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry as adopted by the Director.
Properly completed renewal application forms and filing fees may be received
by the Secretary 60 days prior to the license expiration date, but, to be deemed timely, the completed renewal application forms and filing fees must be received by the Secretary no later than 30 days prior to the license expiration date.
(b) It shall be the responsibility of each licensee to accomplish renewal
of its license. 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 license becoming inactive.
(c) 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.
(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 any license issued 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. 99-15, eff. 1-1-16; 100-1153, eff. 12-19-18.)