Rules and Regulations2021-06-16T14:35:48-04:00

Sanctions & Fines FAQ

How long do I have to correct a violation?2021-06-16T10:23:29-04:00

For automatic first time violations, you could have up to 24 hours to correct before being a fine is imposed.

For a non-automatic fine, you will receive 2 notifications before a fine is imposed.

For an immediate fines there are no warning notification and a fine is immediate. When a violation constitutes a potential violation of state or federal law, or it raises concerns about unauthorized use of, or access to, the MLS database, the board of directors considers these serious enough to warrant immediate and substantially heftier fines, ranging from $500 to $5,000, with no courtesy warning.

Please contact our admin team at 1-800-686-7451, or at, if you need help making corrections.

Click here to view the Stellar MLS Rules & Regulations.

How does RACI find violations?2021-06-16T10:19:31-04:00

We use Listing Data Integrity Validator (ListingDIV), an automated database scanning system, that is programmed to catch most instances in which the data is not in compliance with our rules and regulations. We also receive confidential agent reported violations, for which our Data Integrity staff will confirm and follow up on.

Why did I get a fine?2021-06-16T10:17:55-04:00

Like most MLSs nationwide, the board of directors has adopted a policy of fining users who enter incomplete or inaccurate data, or fail to enter critical and essential listing information.

The sole purpose is to ensure you can trust the accuracy and reliability of the information when assisting your customers.

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