(225 ILCS 454/5-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 5-45. Offices.
    (a) If a sponsoring broker maintains more than one office within the State, the sponsoring broker shall notify the Department on forms prescribed by the Department for each office other than the sponsoring broker's principal place of business. The brokerage license shall be displayed conspicuously in each branch office. The name of each branch office shall be the same as that of the sponsoring broker's principal office or shall clearly delineate the branch office's relationship with the principal office.
    (b) The sponsoring broker shall name a managing broker for each branch office and the sponsoring broker shall be responsible for supervising all managing brokers. The sponsoring broker shall notify the Department in writing of the name of all managing brokers of the sponsoring broker and the office or offices they manage. Any person initially named as a managing broker after April 30, 2011 must either (i) be licensed as a managing broker or (ii) meet all the requirements to be licensed as a managing broker except the required education and examination and secure the managing broker's license within 90 days of being named as a managing broker. Any changes in managing brokers shall be reported to the Department in writing within 15 days of the change. Failure to do so shall subject the sponsoring broker to discipline under Section 20-20 of this Act.
    (c) The sponsoring broker shall immediately notify the Department in writing of any opening, closing, or change in location of any principal or branch office.
    (d) Except as provided in this Section, each sponsoring broker shall maintain a definite office, or place of business within this State for the transaction of real estate business, shall conspicuously display an identification sign on the outside of his or her office of adequate size and visibility. The office or place of business shall not be located in any retail or financial business establishment unless it is separated from the other business by a separate and distinct area within the establishment. A broker who is licensed in this State by examination or pursuant to the provisions of Section 5-60 of this Act shall not be required to maintain a definite office or place of business in this State provided all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) the broker maintains an active broker's license
in the broker's state of domicile;
        (2) the broker maintains an office in the broker's
state of domicile; and
        (3) the broker has filed with the Department written
statements appointing the Secretary to act as the broker's agent upon whom all judicial and other process or legal notices directed to the licensee may be served and agreeing to abide by all of the provisions of this Act with respect to his or her real estate activities within the State of Illinois and submitting to the jurisdiction of the Department.
    The statements under subdivision (3) of this Section shall be in form and substance the same as those statements required under Section 5-60 of this Act and shall operate to the same extent.
    (e) Upon the loss of a managing broker who is not replaced by the sponsoring broker or in the event of the death or adjudicated disability of the sole proprietor of an office, a written request for authorization allowing the continued operation of the office may be submitted to the Department within 15 days of the loss. The Department may issue a written authorization allowing the continued operation, provided that a licensed broker, or in the case of the death or adjudicated disability of a sole proprietor, the representative of the estate, assumes responsibility, in writing, for the operation of the office and agrees to personally supervise the operation of the office. No such written authorization shall be valid for more than 60 days unless extended by the Department for good cause shown and upon written request by the broker or representative.
(Source: P.A. 100-831, eff. 1-1-19.)