(1) An applicant for registration as an appraisal management company in Montana must:
(a) submit a complete application on forms prescribed by the department;
(b) submit the appropriate fees;
(c) provide the appraisal management company employer identification number (EIN) or Tax ID number for Montana;
(d) provide the information required in 37-54-501, MCA;
(e) provide contact information for the persons described in 37-54-501, MCA. Such persons must provide contact information for all forms of communication used by the person in connection with the appraisal management company, including the person's physical office address, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, electronic mail address, and web site address;
(f) include proof that the entity and all persons described in 37-54-501, MCA, have satisfied the registration requirements, if any, of Title 35 of the Montana Code Annotated and the Montana Secretary of State's Office;
(g) provide a list of all states in which the appraisal management company is currently located and/or providing appraisal management services;
(h) provide verifications from all states in which the appraisal management company is licensed, registered, or has ever been licensed or registered; and
(i) provide specific information requested by the board regarding the business practices, any civil, criminal, or administrative actions, ethical practice of the appraisal management company's individual owners of the company, and controlling and contact persons as part of the background examination pursuant to 37-54-503, MCA.
(2) An appraisal management company registration shall be renewed annually on or before the date set by ARM 24.101.413. In order to renew a registration, the contact person designated by the appraisal management company must submit the renewal application prescribed by the department and approved by the board, pay the appropriate renewal fee, and be the point of contact for questions and concerns regarding the application and annual renewal processes.