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SECTION 624.501. Filing, license, appointment, and miscellaneous fees.  


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  • 1The department, commission, or office, as appropriate, shall collect in advance, and persons so served shall pay to it in advance, fees, licenses, and miscellaneous charges as follows:
    29(1) 30Certificate of authority of insurer.
    35(a) 36Filing application for original certificate of authority or modification thereof as a result of a merger, acquisition, or change of controlling interest due to a sale or exchange of stock, including all documents required to be filed therewith, filing fee76..........77$1,500.00
    79(b) 80Reinstatement fee82..........83$50.00
    84(2) 85Charter documents of insurer.
    89(a) 90Filing articles of incorporation or other charter documents, other than at time of application for original certificate of authority, filing fee111..........112$10.00
    113(b) 114Filing amendment to articles of incorporation or charter, other than at time of application for original certificate of authority, filing fee135..........136$5.00
    137(c) 138Filing bylaws, when required, or amendments thereof, filing fee147..........148$5.00
    149(3) 150Annual license tax of insurer, each domestic insurer, foreign insurer, and alien insurer (except that, as to fraternal benefit societies insuring less than 200 members in this state and the members of which as a prerequisite to membership possess a physical handicap or disability, such license tax shall
    198be $25)200..........201$1,000.00
    203(4) 204Statements of insurer, filing (except when filed as part of application for original certificate of authority), filing fees:
    222(a) 223Annual statement225..........226$250.00
    227(b) 228Quarterly statement230..........231$250.00
    232(5) 233All insurance representatives, application for license, application for reinstatement of suspended license, each filing, filing fee249..........250$50.00
    251(6) 252Insurance representatives, property, marine, casualty, and surety insurance.
    260(a) 261Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment:

    278Appointment fee280..........281$42.00

    282State tax284..........28512.00

    286County tax288..........2896.00

    290Total291..........292$60.00

    293(b) 294Customer representative’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof:

    304Appointment fee306..........307$42.00

    308State tax310..........31112.00

    312County tax314..........3156.00

    316Total317..........318$60.00

    319(c) 320Nonresident agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment340..........341$60.00
    342(d) 343Service representatives; managing general agents.

    348Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or managing general agent, whichever is applicable365..........366$60.00

    367(7) 368Life insurance agents.
    371(a) 372Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment:

    389Appointment fee391..........392$42.00

    393State tax395..........39612.00

    397County tax399..........4006.00

    401Total402..........403$60.00

    404(b) 405Nonresident agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment425..........426$60.00
    427(8) 428Health insurance agents.
    431(a) 432Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment:

    449Appointment fee451..........452$42.00

    453State tax455..........45612.00

    457County tax459..........4606.00

    461Total462..........463$60.00

    464(b) 465Nonresident agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee, each insurer or unaffiliated agent making an appointment485..........486$60.00
    487(9)(a) 488Except as provided in paragraph (b), all limited appointments as agent, as provided for in s. 504626.321505. Agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

    517Appointment fee519..........520$42.00

    521State tax523..........52412.00

    525County tax527..........5286.00

    529Total530..........531$60.00

    532(b) 533For all limited appointments as agent, as provided in s. 543626.321(1)(c) 544and (d), the agent’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof for each insurer is equal to the number of offices, branch offices, or places of business covered by the license multiplied by the fees set forth in paragraph (a).
    585(10) 586Fraternal benefit society agents. Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

    600Appointment fee602..........603$42.00

    604State tax606..........60712.00

    608County tax610..........6116.00

    612Total613..........614$60.00

    615(11) 616Surplus lines agent. Agent’s appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee629..........630$150.00
    631(12) 632Adjusters:
    633(a) 634Adjuster’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee645..........646$60.00
    647(b) 648Nonresident adjuster’s original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee660..........661$60.00
    662(c) 663Emergency adjuster’s license, appointment fee668..........669$10.00
    670(d) 671Fee to cover actual cost of credit report, when such report must be secured by department.
    687(13) 688Examination689-690Fee to cover actual cost of examination.
    697(14) 698Temporary license and appointment as agent or adjuster, where expressly provided for, rate of fee for each month of the period for which the license and appointment is issued727..........728$5.00
    729(15) 730Issuance, reissuance, reinstatement, modification resulting in a modified license being issued, duplicate copy of any insurance representative license, or an appointment being reinstated753..........754$5.00
    755(16) 756Additional appointment continuation fees as prescribed in chapter 626765..........766$5.00
    767(17) 768Filing application for permit to form insurer as referred to in chapter 628, filing fee783..........784$25.00
    785(18) 786Annual license fee of rating organization, each domestic or foreign organization797..........798$25.00
    799(19) 800Miscellaneous services:
    802(a) 803For copies of documents or records on file with the department, commission, or office, per
    818page819..........820$ .15
    822(b) 823For each certificate of the department, commission, or office under its seal, authenticating any document or other instrument (other than a license or certificate of authority)849..........850$5.00
    851(c) 852For preparing lists of agents, adjusters, and other insurance representatives, and for other miscellaneous services, such reasonable charge as may be fixed by the office or department.
    879(d) 880For processing requests for approval of continuing education courses, processing fee891..........892$100.00
    893(e) 894Insurer’s registration fee for agent exchanging business more than 24 times in calendar year under s. 910626.752, 911s. 912626.793, 913or s. 915626.837, 916registration fee per agent per year922..........923$30.00
    924(20) 925Adjusting firm, original or renewal 3-year license932..........933$60.00
    934(21) 935Limited surety agent or professional bail bond agent, as defined in s. 947648.25, 948each agent and each insurer represented. Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each agent or insurer, whichever is applicable:

    969Appointment fee971..........972$44.00

    973State tax975..........97624.00

    977County tax979..........98012.00

    981Total982..........983$80.00

    984(22) 985Certain military installations, as authorized under s. 992626.322993: original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer1004..........1005$20.00
    1006(23) 1007Filing application for original certificate of authority for third-party administrator or original certificate of approval for a service company, including all documents required to be filed therewith, filing fee1036..........1037$100.00
    1038(24) 1039Fingerprinting processing fee1042-1043Fee to cover fingerprint processing.
    1048(25) 1049Sales representatives, miscellaneous lines. Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee1063..........1064$60.00
    1065(26) 1066Reinsurance intermediary:
    1068(a) 1069Application filing and license fee1074..........1075$50.00
    1076(b) 1077Original appointment and biennial renewal or continuation thereof, appointment fee1087..........1088$60.00
    1089(27) 1090Title insurance agents:
    1093(a) 1094Agent’s original appointment or biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

    1105Appointment fee1107..........1108$42.00

    1109State tax1111..........111212.00

    1113County tax1115..........11166.00

    1117Total1118..........1119$60.00

    1120(b) 1121Agency original appointment or biennial renewal or continuation thereof, each insurer:

    1132Appointment fee1134..........1135$42.00

    1136State tax1138..........113912.00

    1140County tax1142..........11436.00

    1144Total1145..........1146$60.00

    1147(c) 1148Filing for title insurance agent’s license:

    1154Application for filing, each filing, filing
    1160fee1161..........1162$10.00

    1163(d) 1164Additional appointment continuation fee as prescribed by s. 1172626.8431173..........1174$5.00
    1175(e) 1176Title insurer and title insurance agency administrative surcharge:
    11841. 1185On or before January 30 of each calendar year, each title insurer shall pay to the office for each licensed title insurance agency appointed by the title insurer and for each retail office of the insurer on January 1 of that calendar year an administrative surcharge of $200.00.
    12332. 1234On or before January 30 of each calendar year, each licensed title insurance agency shall remit to the department an administrative surcharge of $200.00.

    1258The administrative surcharge may be used solely to defray the costs to the department and office in their examination or audit of title insurance agencies and retail offices of title insurers and to gather title insurance data for statistical purposes to be furnished to and used by the office in its regulation of title insurance.

    1313(28) 1314Late filing of appointment renewals for agents, adjusters, and other insurance representatives, each appointment1328..........1329$20.00
History.-s. 74, ch. 59-205; s. 1, ch. 63-491; s. 5, ch. 65-269; ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ch. 67-278; s. 1, ch. 69-196; s. 1, ch. 69-197; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 70-208; s. 1, ch. 70-439; s. 23, ch. 71-86; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-237; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 65, ch. 82-243; s. 7, ch. 82-386; s. 8, ch. 83-288; s. 39, ch. 85-175; s. 2, ch. 85-208; s. 12, ch. 87-226; s. 5, ch. 88-166; s. 192, ch. 90-363; s. 67, ch. 91-106; s. 44, ch. 92-146; s. 5, ch. 92-324; s. 1, ch. 93-253; s. 192, ch. 97-102; s. 4, ch. 98-199; s. 2, ch. 2001-142; s. 29, ch. 2002-260; s. 73, ch. 2003-1; s. 839, ch. 2003-261; s. 16, ch. 2003-267; s. 9, ch. 2003-281; s. 18, ch. 2004-390; s. 6, ch. 2005-237; s. 3, ch. 2005-257; s. 82, ch. 2006-1; s. 1, ch. 2007-76; s. 5, ch. 2008-220; s. 5, ch. 2009-70; s. 4, ch. 2012-151; s. 4, ch. 2014-123.