Section 4707.07 | Auctioneer license.
(A) The department of agriculture may grant an auctioneer's license to an individual who is determined to be qualified by the department. Each individual who applies for an auctioneer's license shall furnish to the department, on forms provided by the department, satisfactory proof that the applicant:
(1) Has attained the age of at least eighteen years;
(2) Has successfully completed a course of study in auctioneering at an institution that is approved by the state auctioneers commission.
(3) Has a general knowledge of the following:
(a) The requirements of the Revised Code relative to auctioneers;
(b) The auction profession;
(c) The principles involved in conducting an auction;
(d) Any local and federal laws regarding the profession of auctioneering.
(4) Has satisfied the financial responsibility requirements established under section 4707.11 of the Revised Code if applicable.
(B) If the department determines that an application is incomplete, the department shall notify the applicant that the application is incomplete and inform the applicant of the information that is missing from the application. An applicant shall submit the additional information within ninety days after being notified by the department that the application is incomplete. If an applicant fails to submit the required information within that ninety-day period, the department shall deny the application and the applicant shall forfeit the application fee to the department.
(C) A licensee may do business under more than one registered name, but not to exceed three registered names, provided that the names have been approved by the department. The department may reject the application of any person seeking licensure under this chapter if the name or names to be used by the applicant are likely to mislead the public, or if the name or names do not distinguish the applicant from the name or names of any existing person licensed under this chapter. If an applicant applies to the department to do business under three names, the department may charge a fee of ten dollars for the third name.
(D) The department shall issue an auctioneer's license in accordance with Chapter 4796. of the Revised Code to an applicant if either of the following applies:
(1) The applicant holds an auctioneer's license in another state.
(2) The applicant has satisfactory work experience, a government certification, or a private certification as described in that chapter as an auctioneer in a state that does not issue that license.
Last updated March 2, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Available Versions of this Section
- May 6, 2005 – Amended by Senate Bill 209 - 125th General Assembly [ View May 6, 2005 Version ]
- October 9, 2021 – Amended by House Bill 263 - 133rd General Assembly [ View October 9, 2021 Version ]
- September 13, 2022 – Amended by House Bill 321 - 134th General Assembly [ View September 13, 2022 Version ]
- December 29, 2023 – Amended by Senate Bill 131 - 134th General Assembly [ View December 29, 2023 Version ]