Advocacy Territorial Jurisdiction

NAR’s Board of Directors approved a process for the use of advocacy resources outside of a state or local association’s territorial jurisdiction November 2017.

The use of resources were divided into two categories:

  • Situations where state or local association are making use of REALTOR® Party resources for advocacy activity.
  • All other uses of a state or local associations advocacy funds.

Territorial Jurisdiction Policy

The National Association of REALTORS® adopted a policy that state and local REALTOR® Associations may only use advocacy resources provided by the REALTOR® Party for advocacy activity within their territorial jurisdiction as defined by NAR unless use outside the association’s territorial jurisdiction is permitted by a written agreement among or policy applicable to all affected local and state association(s) regarding such use of advocacy resources, or the association in whose jurisdiction such advocacy will occur or NAR approves. The policy allows for an association to request REALTOR® Party funds for use outside of its territorial jurisdiction, and if the association in whose jurisdiction such activity will take place objects, the funds may be provided subject to review and approval by the appropriate NAR committee(s) overseeing REALTOR® Party activities.

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Territorial Jurisdiction Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about how this policy works

Territorial Jurisdiction Maps
View state-by-state map showing the territorial jurisdiction of every local associations in the country.

Sample Documents
View these sample agreements for state and local associations looking to share advocacy activities across territorial jurisdiction

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are provided as samples only. You should have all legal agreements reviewed by local legal counsel.

NAR’s Procedure for Changing an Association’s Jurisdiction
View the requirements for change of jurisdictional territory by a member association

Questions? Contact Gerry Allen at 202-383-1109.