Prohibited information in Public Remarks

Rules and Regulations:

APPENDIX B – FIELD DEFINITIONS

PUBLIC REMARKS:

This required field is designed for publicly accessible remarks that are used exclusively to provide descriptive remarks related to physical attributes of the property. Inclusion of anything not pertaining to the physical attributes of the property may result in a fine.

***The public remarks must only describe the physical traits of the property and its vicinity.

Compliance Guidelines:

SECTION 2: CORRECTABLE VIOLATIONS
1. – Entry of comments, text, or imposed images all publicly accessible System remarks, included but not limited to public remarks, Tax ID, directions, address, picture, and picture descriptions, that are not specific to the physical attributes of subject property. Including but not limited to contact information such as name (agent name, office name, builder name, seller name, appraiser name, title company name, any third-party name, etc.), email address, phone numbers, of any kind, any and all websites, or any other contact information whatsoever;

SECTION 3: FAILURE TO CORRECT A CORRECTABLE VIOLATION
If a notice of a correctable violation has been sent to a Participant and/or Subscriber, the correction must be made within two (2) business days of receipt of the notice. If the correction is not made within two (2) business days, then the MLS staff may remove the listing from the System or take alternate action as necessary such as removing data that is not in compliance.

SECTION 4 CORRECTION FEES AND REPEAT OFFENSE POLICY
When the Correctable Violation Notification has been sent to the Participant and Subscriber, the correction must be made within two (2) business days from the date of the notice. Non-response or noncompliance to a Correctable Violation Notification within the designated grace period may result in the following:

  • First Time Offense: No fine will be assessed; however, a Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) Fee will be assessed per day until the Participant or Subscriber corrects the listing.
  • Second Time Offense: A $50 fine will be assessed and a Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) Fee will be assessed per day until the Participant or Subscriber corrects the listing.
  • Third Time Offense: A $100 fine will be assessed; the matter will be referred to the MLSOK Board for review, and a Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) Fee will be assessed per day until the Participant or Subscriber corrects the listing.

In any occurrence, if the violation is not corrected within five (5) business days, the MLSOK staff may remove the listing or take alternate action as necessary such as removing data that is not in compliance and the matter will be referred to the MLSOK Board for review and/or discipline as appropriate.

If the violation is not corrected within five (5) business days following the initial Correctable Violation Notification, a Participant shall be considered “non-compliant” and may be subject to suspension or revocation of MLS privileges.

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