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Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

 

Mortgage Loan Originators

 

If you intend to conduct a mortgage loan origination business in the State of Maryland, unless exempt, you must apply for and obtain a Mortgage Loan Originator license. The Commissioner of Financial Regulation uses NMLS, a nationwide licensing system, to manage Mortgage Loan Originator applicants and licensees.

Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS)

  • New Applicants - ALL new license applicants MUST initiate applications through the NMLS. Proceed to NMLS. Please note new license requests must be submitted through the NMLS, but supporting documentation must be sent to the Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.
     
  • Renewing Licensees - You must renew your license on the NMLS during the renewal period – November 1st through December 31st. Proceed to NMLS. Please note renewal requests must be submitted through the NMLS, but supporting documentation must be sent to the Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.
 

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Applications and Forms

Effective May 11, 2009 the Commissioner of Financial Regulation uses the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) to manage Mortgage Loan Originator licensees and applicants.

Apply for a Maryland Mortgage Loan Originator License - Form MU4 (Login to NMLS)
Amend a Maryland Loan Originator License (Login to NMLS)

Other Forms

Affidavit of Mortgage Originator Activity - New Applicant (Word document, 83KB, download Word viewer for free)
Affidavit of Mortgage Originator Activity - License Amendment or Return to Active Status (Word document, 77KB, download Word viewer for free)
Distance Affidavit – MLO (Word document, 105KB, download Word viewer for free)
Required Notice of Housing Counseling Programs and Services Form that Lender Must Provide to Borrower (PDF, from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), download Adobe Acrobat for free)


Laws and Rules

Applicants and licensees are expected to be knowledgeable about and in compliance with the Mortgage Loan Originator Law, and any other applicable state or federal statutes and regulations.

Note: To access the Maryland Code Annotated, from the link below, select the “Maryland Code” folder, then select the individual folders or links provided to delve into the volumes, chapters, and/or sections of the publication.

Maryland Code Annotated, Financial Institutions § 11-601 et seq. (Maryland Mortgage Originator Law)
Maryland Code Annotated, Financial Institutions § 11-501 et seq. (Maryland Mortgage Lender Law)
COMAR 09.03.09 Mortgage Originators
COMAR 09.03.10 Credit and Other Regulation
COMAR 09.03.11 Recordation of Security Instruments for Residential Property
COMAR 09.03.12 Foreclosure Procedures for Residential Property

For a more detailed list, see Test Reference Information - Maryland Component (Word document, 42KB, download Word viewer for free)


Resources

NMLS Getting Started Guide
Work Flows & Quick Guides
NMLS Tutorials and Navigation Guides
Upcoming Training & Workshops
NMLS News & System Alerts

 
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