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Surplus Lines Broker

Vermont Law defines a Surplus Lines Broker to mean an individual who solicits, negotiates or procures a policy of insurance in an insurance company not licensed to transact business in this state which cannot be procured from insurers licensed to do business in this state. See Title 8, §4791.

License Requirements

To obtain a surplus lines insurance broker license, an individual must:

  • be at least 18 years of age.
  • be deemed competent, trustworthy and financially responsible. 
  • possess a Vermont insurance producer license.
  • submit a license application and fees.

How to Apply for a License

Resident and Nonresident - Electronic Application

Nonresident Surplus Lines Brokers must apply using NIPR to apply electronically, you will need to choose Resident or Nonresident Producer. Once you are in the Application Process, you will then be prompted to make the choice of Surplus Lines Broker.

  • Complete the online application process and pay the relevant fees.
  • If your application is routine, and does not require any additional information, the license is generally issued within 48 hours.
  • If your application is not routine, you will be notified on-line that additional information must be submitted directly by you to the Department. All additional information that must be submitted is outlined on the application, and can be faxed to (802) 828-1633. Your license application will be reviewed after all required information has been received.

Resident - Paper Application

An applicant must submit to the Department the following:

For further information about surplus lines insurance and the duties of surplus lines insurance broker duties please refer to Chapter 131, Title 8, §4807 and Chapter 138 of Title 8.

Contact Us

For answers to additional questions not addressed in the below-listed FAQs, send an email to please be sure to provide a telephone number where we can contact you.

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
Insurance Division – Producer Licensing
89 Main Street • Montpelier, VT 05620-3101
802-828-3303 Telephone
802-828-1633 Fax 

Surplus Lines Brokers Frequently Asked Questions

Printable version of FAQs available here. 

FAQs for Surplus Lines Brokers



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