1315.22 Application for license to operate check-cashing business.

(A) No person, on and after January 1, 1993, shall operate a check-cashing business without first obtaining a license from the superintendent of financial institutions.

(B) Application for an original license required under this section or a renewal license required under section 1315.23 of the Revised Code shall be in writing, under oath, and in the form prescribed by the superintendent. The application shall contain the following information:

(1)

(a) If the applicant is an individual, the individual's exact name and residence address;

(b) If the applicant is a partnership, the exact name and residence address of each member of the partnership;

(c) If the applicant is a corporation or association, the exact name and residence address of each director and principal officer of the corporation or association.

(2) The complete address of the principal office or offices from which the business is to be conducted, showing the street and number, if any, and the municipal corporation and county;

(3) Any other pertinent information that the superintendent requires.

(C) For purposes of division (B) of this section, an applicant shall not use a post-office box address as the only address for the applicant's residence or principal office or offices.

(D) Application for a license shall be accompanied by an initial, nonrefundable investigation fee not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars, except if the applicant's principal place of business is located outside this state, in which case the initial, nonrefundable investigation fee shall not exceed one thousand dollars. The applicant also shall pay an annual license fee for each business location not to exceed five hundred dollars, except that applications for original licenses issued on or after the first day of July for any year shall be accompanied by an annual fee not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars. All fees paid to the superintendent pursuant to this division shall be deposited by the superintendent into the state treasury to the credit of the consumer finance fund.

Effective Date: 09-26-1996