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 14th to avoid late fees.

On January 15th 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.

On Thursday, February 14th, all members with unpaid dues will have a change in status to NON-MEMBER. A $95.00 reinstatement fee will be assessed to all members who have unpaid dues at this time.

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 (National Realtors Database System) number?
You can retrieve your NRDS number here:




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 exceptions made for licensed 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 they wish to hold membership in the REALTOR® Association. If they elect 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.