2007 ORS 696.200¹
Real estate broker or organization to maintain place of business
  • branch offices
  • change of business location

(1) Except for real estate brokers associated with a principal real estate broker, every real estate broker and principal real estate broker shall maintain in this state a place of business to be designated as the broker’s main office and designate the place of business by a sign that contains the name under which the broker is licensed.

(2) The place of business must be specified in the application for a real estate license, and designated in the license. Prior to the change of a business location, the broker shall notify the Real Estate Commissioner in writing of the new location. The change of a business location without notification to the commissioner is grounds for revocation of licenses previously issued.

(3) A real estate broker or principal real estate broker may establish one or more branch offices as separate business locations under the management of the broker. A broker may conduct and supervise the business of more than one office, whether main or branch. The broker shall register each branch office with the commissioner and designate each branch office by a sign that contains the name under which the broker is licensed.

(4) Upon vacating any business location, the broker shall ensure that the sign containing the broker’s name or the name under which the broker has operated is removed from the location that the broker has vacated. A broker may not display any name at the designated places of business named in the broker’s license or licenses other than the name under which the broker is licensed. [Amended by 1955 c.322 §14; 1961 c.471 §3; 1965 c.367 §1; 1973 c.416 §7; 1975 c.746 §14; 1977 c.649 §29; 1979 c.823 §1; 1981 c.617 §10; 1989 c.532 §7; 2001 c.300 §16; 2003 c.398 §9; 2005 c.116 §5]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Manage­ment of two or more branch offices by associate broker, (1980) Vol 41, p 35

Chapter 696

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Sales of subdivision lots by mobile home salespeople, (1975) Vol 37, p 865; sales or offers of interests in limited partnerships to invest in real estate, (1978) Vol 38, p 1971

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 696—Real Estate and Escrow Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­696.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 696, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­696ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.