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How to renew your license: Private investigators

Renewal notices

Renewal notices are mailed 45–60 days prior to the expiration date. Renewal notices are a courtesy and it’s your responsibility to renew on time.

If you don’t get a renewal notice:

  • For an agency, contact Business Licensing Service: 800.451.7985 for a duplicate notice.
  • For an individual, Submit Private Investigator License Application, mark the correct renewal box, include check or money order payable to the Dept of Licensing.
Type of license How to renew
Private investigator agency Submit all of the following to the Business Licensing Service at the address on your renewal notice:
  • The renewal notice.
  • A check or money order for the appropriate fee (payable to the Department of Revenue).
  • Proof of current liability insurance.
If your surety bond is on file, you don’t need to submit proof of that again.
  • Armed private investigator
  • Unarmed private investigator
Submit all of the following to us to the address on your renewal notice:
  • The renewal notice.
  • A check or money order for the appropriate fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).
Certified trainer endorsement
  • Agency principals: Submit all of the following to us at the address on your renewal notice:
    • The renewal notice.
    • A check or money order for the appropriate fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).
  • Individuals: The endorsement renewal is included on the renewal notice for your unarmed or armed investigator license. 
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