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Rule 901:1-8-02 | Licensing.


(A) Initial and renewal applications for pet store licensure shall be made on a form provided by the department. Forms may be found by visiting

(B) Applications shall be considered complete when the following have been submitted to the department:

(1) A completed and signed application form; and

(2) A license fee as outlined in section 956.21 of the Revised Code.

(C) Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant unprocessed.

(D) Each license issued shall expire one year from issuance.

(E) A person who is proposing to continue the operation of a pet store shall within thirty days prior to expiration of their current license renew the person's license for the following year. The person shall apply for the license in the same manner as for an initial license.

Last updated January 3, 2023 at 8:45 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 956.03, 956.21
Amplifies: 956.01, 956.19, 956.20, 956.21, 956.22, 956.23
Five Year Review Date: 1/1/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 5/14/2018