1321.20 Annual license or certificate of registration fee.

(A) Every person licensed or registered under this chapter shall pay to the superintendent of financial institutions, prior to the last day of June, an annual license or certificate of registration fee. On or about the fifteenth day of April of each year, the superintendent shall determine the license or certificate fees to be charged, pursuant to sections 1321.03 , 1321.05 , and 1321.73 of the Revised Code. Such determination shall be made by dividing the appropriation for the consumer finance section of the division of financial institutions for the current fiscal year by the number of licenses and certificates issued as of the date of the computation. In no event shall the amount of the fee exceed three hundred dollars, except that the maximum fee which may be charged insurance premium finance companies licensed under section 1321.73 of the Revised Code shall not exceed three hundred seventy-five dollars. Prior to the first day of June of each year, the superintendent shall inform each person licensed or registered under this chapter of the amount of the license or certificate fee for the succeeding fiscal year as determined by this section.

(B)

(1) Each person licensed under Chapter 4727. of the Revised Code who is subject to annual license renewal under division (E)(1) of section 4727.03 of the Revised Code shall, prior to the last day of June, pay to the superintendent a fee equal to twice the amount of the fee determined by the superintendent pursuant to division (A) of this section. However, in no event shall the amount of the fee exceed three hundred dollars.

(2) Each person licensed under Chapter 4727. of the Revised Code who is subject to biennial license renewal under division (E)(2) of section 4727.03 of the Revised Code shall, prior to the date the license expires, pay to the superintendent a fee equal to four times the amount of the fee determined by the superintendent pursuant to division (A) of this section. However, in no event shall the amount of the fee exceed six hundred dollars.

(C) The fee for a license or certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 4727. or 4728. of the Revised Code after the first day of January of the year the license or certificate expires shall be equal to one-half the amount determined according to divisions (A) and (B) of this section or in accordance with section 4728.03 of the Revised Code.

(D) If the renewal fees billed by the superintendent pursuant to divisions (A) and (B) of this section are less than the estimated expenditures of the consumer finance section of the division of financial institutions, as determined by the superintendent, for the following fiscal year, the superintendent may assess each person licensed pursuant to section 1321.04 of the Revised Code at a rate sufficient to equal in the aggregate the difference between the renewal fees billed and the estimated expenditures. Each person shall pay the assessed amount to the superintendent prior to the last day of June. In no case shall the assessment exceed ten cents per each one hundred dollars of interest (excluding charge-off recoveries), points, loan origination charges, and credit line charges collected by that person during the previous calendar year. If an assessment is imposed under this division, it shall not be less than two hundred fifty dollars per licensee or registrant and shall not exceed thirty thousand dollars less the total renewal fees paid pursuant to division (A) of this section by each licensee or registrant.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 08-10-2000; 05-06-2005

Related Legislative Provision: See 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §745.60.