943.04 Fees.

(A) Fees for the initial issuance of any license issued pursuant to sections 943.02 , 943.03 , and 943.031 of the Revised Code, shall be paid to the department of agriculture.

(B) All annual renewal fees for the licenses shall be paid by the applicant for the renewal of a license on or before the thirty-first day of March of each year to the treasurer of state. Except for license fees for small dealers, the fees shall be based on the number of head of livestock purchased, sold, or exchanged, in this state, whichever is the greatest, during the preceding calendar year. Those fees for dealers or brokers shall be as follows:

Less than 1,000 head .......... $50.00 per annum;

For 1,001 to 10,000 head .......... $125.00 per annum;

For more than 10,000 head .......... $250.00 per annum.

In the event a dealer or broker operates more than one place where livestock is purchased, sold, or exchanged, a fee shall be paid for each place, but only the original purchase, sale, or exchange shall be counted in computing the amount of the fee to be paid for each place operated by the dealer or broker. Shipment between yards owned or operated by the dealer or broker shall be exempt.

A late fee of one hundred dollars shall be paid for each dealer or broker license renewal application that is received after the thirty-first day of March each year.

(C)

(1) A fee of twenty-five dollars shall be paid by each small dealer.

If a small dealer operates more than one place where livestock is purchased, sold, or exchanged, a fee shall be paid for each place, but only the original purchase, sale, or exchange shall be counted in computing the amount of fee to be paid for each place operated by the small dealer. Shipment between yards owned or operated by the small dealer shall be exempt.

(2) A late fee of twenty-five dollars shall be paid for each small dealer license renewal application that is received after the thirty-first day of March each year.

(D) A fee of twenty dollars shall be paid by each employee that is appointed by a small dealer, dealer, or broker as provided in section 943.02 of the Revised Code.

(E) A fee of ten dollars shall be paid by each licensed weigher.

(F) All money collected under section 943.03 of the Revised Code and under this section shall be credited to the animal and consumer protection laboratory fund created in section 901.43 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.42, HB 229, §1, eff. 10/17/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 11-15-1981