(A) Applications for permits for each succeeding year shall be made in writing to the secretary of the commission not later than August fifteenth. The commission shall meet as soon as practicable for the purpose of acting on said applications. Permits issued shall cover only such dates as the commission shall grant. The applicant, however, may file with its application a brief, setting forth reasons for desiring the dates sought.
(B) Applications for commercial permits shall be accompanied by a permit fee of ten dollars and a registration charge of one thousand dollars. In the case of a county agriculture society or independent agriculture society fair permit, a registration charge of one hundred dollars must accompany each application. In addition, the applications shall be accompanied by cash, bond, bank draft, or certified check payable to the order of "Ohio State Racing Commission" in an amount equal to one hundred dollars for each day petitioned for in the application. Such deposit shall be held by the commission for purpose provided for in section 3769.05 of the Revised Code.
(C) Each applicant for a commercial permit shall, prior to the opening of its racing season, request an inspection of the race track and receive a certificate from the state fire marshal indicating the premises of the applicant are in compliance with all of the safety requirements of the Ohio state racing commission.