IDAHO ESCROW ACT
30-907. Director’s issuance or denial of license. (1) The director shall receive and act upon all applications for licenses to engage in business as an escrow agency under this chapter. If the director finds that all requirements of statute and rule have been met and all applicable fees paid, and the applicant is not otherwise unqualified for licensure, the director shall issue a license to the applicant.
(2) An application for a license as an escrow agency shall be in writing and filed with the director in such form as is prescribed by the director, shall include such information as the director may reasonably require, and shall be verified on oath by the applicant. Such information shall be updated and filed with the director as necessary to keep the information current. The application for licensure shall be accompanied by an application fee of three hundred fifty dollars ($350). When an application for licensure is denied or withdrawn, the director shall retain all fees paid by the applicant.
(3) An application for an escrow agency license under this chapter may be denied if the director finds that:
(a) The escrow agency’s business was or will be formed for any business other than legitimate escrow services, or proposes to use a name that is misleading or in conflict with the name of an existing licensee;
(b) Any incorporator, officer, director, member, general partner, employee, or agent of the escrow agency applicant has been convicted of, or received a withheld judgment for any crime or act involving dishonesty, fraud or deceit, which crime or act is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a person engaged in an escrow business or which crime is otherwise deemed relevant in accordance with section 67-9411(1), Idaho Code;
(c) There is no natural person possessing a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience in relation to an escrow business supervising each escrow agency office;
(d) The applicant or any officer, director, member, general partner, employee or agent of the applicant has demonstrated lack of fitness to transact escrow business;
(e) The applicant has made any false statement of a material fact in the application for a license; or
(f) The applicant, any officer, director, member, general partner or any person owning or controlling, directly or indirectly, ten percent (10%) or more of the outstanding equity securities of the applicant has violated any provision of this chapter or rules promulgated thereunder, or any similar regulatory scheme in this state or in any foreign jurisdiction.
[30-907, added 2005, ch. 236, sec. 2, p. 719; am. 2008, ch. 311, sec. 1, p. 858; am. 2020, ch. 175, sec. 3, p. 506.]