N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-1.5 - Commission records open to public inspection; investigative files not open to the public

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The New Jersey Real Estate Commission makes, maintains and keeps records as listed in (b) through (g) below.
(b) Current and computerized public licensing records are available at the Commission's office for inspection and copying during normal business hours upon sufficient notice to the Commission staff. The Commission staff may require several weeks notice to locate records other than computerized records. Except as otherwise noted in this section, records are maintained for a minimum of three years. Older records may be unavailable. Copies of records can be purchased from the Commission at the fees established in the Right to Know Law, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-2.
(c) Requests for certified copies of the Commission's public licensing records (or for a certificate of the absence of a public record) shall be submitted in writing and must specify which records are requested and the time period covered by the request. The Commission staff requires at least 10 working days to provide certified copies of public records.
(d) The following records are maintained pursuant to the Real Estate Licensing Act:
1. Certifications of license history and status based upon computerized licensing records;
2. Real estate broker, broker-salesperson, salesperson, referral agent, school and instructor license applications, and materials submitted therewith to obtain, transfer, reinstate or renew such licenses, and the final disposition of such applications. However, criminal history information obtained by the Commission pursuant to 11:5-3.3 and personal data on a licensee such as home address, home telephone number and date of birth are considered confidential;
3. Real Estate Commission meeting minutes;
4. Orders to Show Cause and complaints issued by the Attorney General's office charging that a licensee or an unlicensed person has violated provisions of the Real Estate License Act or the Commission's administrative rules; documents accepted into the agency record in any such proceeding; and the final disposition of such proceedings including settlements; and
5. Notices, proposals and other records concerning rulemaking required to be kept or distributed to the public by the Commission pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 52:14B-1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 1:30-3 and 4 et seq. Complete records of unadopted proposals are available for one year after publication of the proposal. Complete records of adopted rules are available for three years after each rule's effective date.
(e) The following records are maintained by the Bureau of Subdivided Land Sales Control, pursuant to the Real Estate Full Disclosure Act, 45:15-16.2 7 et seq.:
1. Statements of record and additions or corrections thereto filed with the Bureau pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15-16.3 3, 16.36, 16.39 and 16.41(a);
2. Annual reports submitted by a subdivider pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15-16.4 0;
3. Public offering statements and amended public offering statements prepared pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15-16.3 8;
4. Orders to Show Cause and other pleadings charging violations of 45:15-16.2 7 et seq. and the final disposition of such orders, including Orders to Cease and Desist and/or imposing penalties or sanctions; documents accepted into the agency record in any such proceedings; and
5. Applications for exemption of a subdivision filed with the Bureau pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15-16.3 2(c) and 11:5-9.1 8 and the final disposition of any such exemption application.
(f) The following records are maintained pursuant to the Real Estate Guaranty Fund Act, 45:15-34 et seq.:
1. Court orders for payment from the Real Estate Guaranty Fund; and
2. Pleadings served upon the Commissioner of Insurance or any duly authorized agent or employee of the Department of Insurance pursuant to 45:15-39.
(g) The following licensee records are nonpublic in accordance with 47:1A-1 et seq.:
1. Criminal complaints, indictments, judgments of conviction and other separate documents submitted in connection with a license application concerning whether an applicant is disqualified by reason of indictment for or conviction of a crime;
2. Criminal history records obtained as the result of any criminal history check;
3. Petitions or discharges in bankruptcy, complaints, orders or other pleadings in actions for assignment to creditors and other separate documents submitted in connection with a license application concerning whether the applicant is disqualified by reason of unworthiness;
4. Copies of orders of suspension or revocation issued by professional or occupational licensing authorities, and other separate documents submitted in connection with a license application concerning whether the applicant is disqualified from licensure;
5. Records concerning the medical disability of any licensee;
6. Investigative files in any matter pending investigation, or in any completed investigation in which no formal disciplinary action was taken;
7. Personal data on a licensee such as home address, home telephone number and date of birth;
8. The Social Security numbers of any applicants or licensees which were submitted to the Commission on a license application or otherwise obtained by the Commission; and
9. Purchaser information submitted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15-16.3 8.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-1.5
New Rule, R.1994 d.269, effective 6/20/1994 (operative July 1, 1994).
See: 26 N.J.R. 736(a), 26 N.J.R. 1222(a), 26 N.J.R. 2585(b).
Amended by R.1998 d.497, effective 10/5/1998.
See: 30 N.J.R. 2333(a), 30 N.J.R. 3646(a).
In (d)2 and (e)5, changed N.J.A.C. references.
Amended by R.2004 d.130, effective 4/5/2004.
See: 35 N.J.R. 4812(a), 36 N.J.R. 1780(a).
Added (g)9.
Amended by R.2012 d.006, effective 1/3/2012.
See: 43 N.J.R. 1791(a), 44 N.J.R. 86(b).
In (d)2, inserted "referral agent".

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