Payment of REALTOR® Membership Dues
Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS® operates on a calendar year. Membership dues are due on an annual basis on January 1 of each year. Dues payments must be received no later than January 31st to avoid late fees.
On the 1st business day in February a late fee of $75.00 will be assessed to your dues billing. All unpaid dues invoices will be assessed this fee. The late fee is required to be paid once assessed, it is not an option.
Membership will be terminated if dues are not received by March 31st of the dues year.
The REALTORS® Association is a three-tiered organization. When you join TPCAR you will be granted membership to Washington REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Frequently asked Questions
What’s my NRDS number?
You can retrieve your NRDS number here:
May I make payments on my membership dues account?
Yes, renewing members may enter into a dues payment arrangement providing the final payment is made no later than January 25th. Partial payments will be posted as received, however, until the full amount is paid you are not granted full membership status.
The Washington REALTOR® Association and the National Association of REALTORS® do not accept partial payments. Therefore, your dues must be paid in full by the due date to be granted full membership status.
TPCAR offers a payment plan option for renewing members. Details are provided with the dues billing statement. Click for Payment Plan Form
I am an assistant and do not actively list or sell, am I required to pay dues?
When your designated broker joins TPCAR he/she agrees that all licensees will be invited to join as well. There are no exception made for license assistants. Non-licensed assistants are not subject to membership dues.
I only work part-time and will be out of the area part of this year. May I pay a pro-rated dues amount?
Membership applies to all real estate licensees who hang their license in a REALTOR® office. While you may not be practicing for a certain period of time, if your license remains in an active status in a REALTOR® office, the full annual membership dues amount applies.
I am considering retirement sometime this year. Will I receive a partial refund of my annual dues?
Your annual membership dues are non-refundable.
I may be changing offices. Will I be required to pay membership dues again?
Your membership dues are transferable and will ensure that you remain a REALTOR®. However, dues can only be transferred to a REALTOR® office. This means an office wherein the designated broker hold membership. Your membership cannot be transferred to a non-REALTOR® office. Therefore, it is important that you determine whether the office you are moving to is a REALTOR® office. If you elect to join a non-REALTOR® office your membership will be terminated.
I am not interested in membership. Am I obligated to join TPCAR?
The designated broker in your office determines whether he/she wishes to hold membership in the REALTOR® Association. When he/she elects to hold membership, they in turn agree that all licensees in their office will be invited to join as well. We do not mandate membership, however, should you elect not to join, your designated broker will be assessed a fee for having a non-REALTOR® licensee in his/her office. We suggest you speak directly with your designated broker about REALTOR® membership.