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Real estate appraiser temporary permit

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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