(A) Any person licensed under section 4735.07 or 4735.09 of the Revised Code, at any time prior to the date the licensee is required to file a notice of renewal pursuant to division (B) of section 4735.14 of the Revised Code may apply to the superintendent of real estate and professional licensing to place the licensee's license in a permanently resigned status.
(B) A licensee, at any time during which a license has been suspended pursuant to division (G) of section 4735.07, division (I) of section 4735.09, division (E) of section 4735.12, division (C) of section 4735.14, division (C) of section 4735.141, or section 4735.182 of the Revised Code, may apply to the superintendent on a form prescribed by the superintendent to permanently resign the licensee's license voluntarily. The resignation of a license is considered to be final without the taking of any action by the superintendent.
(C) If a person whose license is in a permanently resigned status pursuant to a request made under this section wishes to obtain an active or inactive license, the person shall apply for such a license in accordance with the requirements specified in section 4735.07 or 4735.09 of the Revised Code, as applicable, or in the rules adopted by the commission pursuant to division (A) of section 4735.10 of the Revised Code.
(D) If placing a broker's license in a permanently resigned status will result in the closure of the broker's brokerage, the broker, within three days after applying to the superintendent to place the license in a permanently resigned status, shall provide to each salesperson associated with that broker a written notice stating that fact.
(E) This section does not apply to any licensee whose license has been suspended pursuant to division (F) of section 4735.181 of the Revised Code or due to disciplinary action ordered by the commission pursuant to section 4735.051 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/9/2012.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 2008 HB562 09-22-200.