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FAQ: What past criminal activity must I disclose to the DOS?

What past criminal activity must I disclose to the DOS?

You must disclose the following criminal activity to the Department of State as part of your license application:
1) On your license application, you will be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime that is a misdemeanor or felony.
If you answer "Yes", you must submit a written explanation and provide a copy of the court records detailing the allegations of the offense and how the case was resolved. If you have received a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities, Certificate of Good Conduct or Executive Pardon, you must also submit a copy to the DOS.

2) You will also be asked if you have any criminal charges (misdemeanor or felonies) pending.
If you answer "Yes", you must submit a written explanation and provide a copy of the court records detailing the allegations of the offense.

3) Finally, you will be asked if you ever had a license revoked, suspended, or denied.
If you answer "Yes", you must provide all relevant documents, including the agency determination (if any).





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When should I disclose any prior criminal activity to the DOS?

On your license application, you will have to tell the DOS if you have been convicted on a felony, if you have any pending charges, or if you have ever had a license revoked, suspended, or denied. You will also have to provide the required supporting documentation, which will allow the DOS to evaluate your case.

What past criminal activity must I disclose to the DOS?

​You must disclose the following criminal activity to the DOS as part of your license application: 1) If you have ever been convicted of a crime that is a misdemeanor or felony. 2) If you have any criminal charges (misdemeanor or felonies) pending. 3) If you ever had a license revoked, suspended, or denied.

Can I get my NY license if I have a prior conviction?

It is possible to obtain your NYS real estate salesperson's license if you have a prior conviction. However, you will not be eligible to receive a license if you have been convicted of the following crimes: a felony, a sex offense, or a sexually violent offense.

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