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Real estate appraiser temporary permit

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We expect a processing delay for mailed applications and renewals. Renew or apply online for faster processing of your license. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Who needs an appraiser temporary permit?

  • Licensed or certified real estate appraisers who are actively licensed in another state with an assignment contract to provide appraisal services for all types of real property in Washington.
  • One permit is issued per assignment contract and no more than 3 permits can be issued in a calendar year.

How to apply for a temporary permit

You can apply online or by mail.


Log in or sign up to apply online.

By mail

Mail a completed Real Estate Appraiser Temporary Practice Application with required documents to address on application.

  • Include a copy of your assignment contract.
  • Enclose the temporary permit fee in the form of a check or money order (payable to the Department of Licensing).

Expiration date

A temporary permit is valid for no more than 6 months from the date it's issued. Permits may be extended if a written request is received at least 2 weeks before it expires.

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