956.07 Application fees.

(A) A person who is applying for a license to operate a high volume breeder or to act as or perform the functions of a dog retailer under section 956.04 or 956.05 of the Revised Code, as applicable, shall include with the application for a license a nonrefundable license application fee. For the purpose of calculating the application fee for a high volume breeder, the sale of one dog from a litter constitutes the sale of a litter. The application fees are as follows:

(1) For a high volume breeder:

(a) One hundred fifty dollars if the high volume breeder annually sells at least nine, but not more than fifteen litters;

(b) Two hundred fifty dollars if the high volume breeder annually sells at least sixteen, but not more than twenty-five litters;

(c) Three hundred fifty dollars if the high volume breeder annually sells at least twenty-six, but not more than thirty-five litters;

(d) Five hundred dollars if the high volume breeder annually sells at least thirty-six, but not more than forty-five litters;

(e) Seven hundred fifty dollars if the high volume breeder annually sells forty-six or more litters.

(2) For a dog retailer, five hundred dollars.

(B) Money collected by the director of agriculture from each application fee submitted under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the high volume breeder kennel control license fund created in section 956.18 of the Revised Code. The director shall use fifty dollars of the application fee submitted by a high volume breeder under this section or an amount equal to the fee charged for the registration of a kennel under section 955.14 of the Revised Code in the county in which the high volume breeder is located or will be located, whichever is greater, to reimburse that county. The county auditor shall deposit the transferred money into that county's dog and kennel fund created under section 955.20 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.150, SB 130, §1, eff. 3/13/2013.