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Type of License: Amusement Ride Safety (Amusement Ride Company)

Who Needs This License? An amusement ride or device, aquatic device, or a combination of devices that carries or conveys passengers on, along, around, over, or through a fixed restricted course within a defined area for the purpose of giving its passengers amusement pleasure, or excitement. "Amusement Ride" includes carnival rides, bungee jumping, inflatable rides, climbing walls and fair rides.

Licensing Period: Annual

Annual Fee: Permit: $150.00
Annual Inspection fee
PER RIDE:
Kiddie
$100.00
Roller Coasters $950.00
Aerial Lifts or Bungee Jumping Facilities:
$450.00
Go Karts:
$5.00
Other Rides:
$160.00

Additional Fees May apply in accordance with section 1711.53(E)(1) of O.A.C.

Requirements: Application, Proof of Insurance, Itinerary and proper forms for operators daily inspections.

Forms Needed: Application
Proof of Insurance
Itinerary and proper forms for operators daily inspections
Forms will be available online soon


Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Amusement Ride Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6280
Email: ridesafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Dealer in Livestock

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $50, $125 or $250 based on headage

Requirements: Application and Proof of Financial Responsibility (bond, letter of credit or trust fund deposit)

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Operator of Livestock Market

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $50, $125 or $250 based on headage

Requirements: Application and Proof of Financial Responsibility (bond, letter of credit or trust fund deposit)

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Operator of Concentration Yard

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $50, $125 or $250 based on headage

Requirements: Application and Proof of Financial Responsibility (bond, letter of credit or trust fund deposit)

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Operator of a Slaughtering Establishment

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $50, $125 or $250 based on headage

Requirements: Application and Proof of Financial Responsibility (bond, letter of credit or trust fund deposit)

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Operator of Livestock Market with more than one place of business

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $50, $125 or $250 based on headage

Requirements: Application and Proof of Financial Responsibility (bond, letter of credit or trust fund deposit)

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Concentration Yard with more than one place of business

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $50, $125 or $250 based on headage

Requirements: Application and Proof of Financial Responsibility (bond, letter of credit or trust fund deposit)

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Slaughtering Plant with more than one place of business

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $50, $125 or $250 based on headage

Requirements: Application and Proof of Financial Responsibility (bond, letter of credit or trust fund deposit)

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Weighers License)

Who Needs This License? Weigher of Livestock

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $10 Per Individual

Requirements: Application & Approved Scale Test

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Rendering Plant)

Who Needs This License? Facility rendering product

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires December 31)

Annual Fee: $300

Requirements: Application and inspection

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Collector of Raw Rendering Material)

Who Needs This License? Transporter of Raw Rendering Material

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires December 31)

Annual Fee: $25 per conveyance

Requirements: Application and inspection

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Garbage Feeder)

Who Needs This License? Person feeding to and/or treating garbage for swine

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires December 31)

Annual Fee: $100

Requirements: Application and inspection

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Auctioneer Program (Auctioneer)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who performs the function of an auctioneer as defined in 4707.01.  Under 4707.02 anyone who conducts an auction must be licensed under 4707 by the department of agriculture

Licensing Period: 07/01 to 06/30

Annual Fee: The biennial license fee is $200.00 plus a $25.00 exam fee.
Biennial renewal fee is $200.00.

Requirements: In order to become a licensed auctioneer you must first serve a one year apprenticeship, act as a bid caller in twelve auctions, attend an approved auction school before applying for the auctioneer license.  The auctioneer exam consists of a written and verbal examination.  The applicant must score 75% or better to have a passing grade.  Applicants must also have proof of financial responsibility in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit or a surety bond in the amount of $25,000.

Forms Needed: Auctioneer License Application
Auctioneer Application Instructions
Bond Form
Police Waiver
Additional Instructions for Non-Resident or Reciprocal Applicants
Consent to service (Out of State Only)

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Auctioneer Program
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6240
Email: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Auctioneer Program (Apprentice Auctioneer)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is interested in becoming an auctioneer must first serve a one year apprenticeship

Licensing Period: 07/01 to 06/30

Annual Fee: $100.00 plus a $15.00 exam fee.
Annual renewal fee is $100.00

Requirements: Must provide proof that the applicant:
A. Has a good reputation,
B. Is of trustworthy character,
C. Has attained the age of at least 18 years,
D. Has obtained a written promise of a licensed auctioneer to sponsor the applicant during the applicant’s apprenticeship,
E. Has satisfied the financial responsibility requirements established under 4707.11 of the Revised Code.
F. Proof of attendance at an approved auction school.
G. The applicant must take and pass the apprentice auctioneer examination with a score of 70% or better.

Forms Needed: Apprentice Auctioneer Application
Apprentice Auctioneer Application Instructions
Bond Form
Police Waiver
Consent to service (Out of State Only)

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Auctioneer Program
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6240
Email: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Auctioneer Program (One Time Auction )

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is a non resident who is not licensed in a reciprocal state who wishes to conduct an auction in Ohio for one auction only.

Licensing Period: License is issued for the date of the sale only

Annual Fee: $500.00

Requirements: Must provide proof of the following:
A. Has a good reputation,
B. Is of trustworthy character,
C. Has attained the age of at least 18 years,
D. Has a general knowledge of the requirements of the Revised Code relative to auctioneers, the auction profession, and the principles involved in conducting an auction,
E. Has two years of professional auctioneering experience immediately preceding the application and the experience includes the personal conduct by the applicant of at least twelve auction sales in any state, or has met the requirements of § 4707.12 of the Revised Code,
F. Has paid a fee of $500.00
G. Has provided proof of financial responsibility in the form of either an irrevocable letter of credit, a cash bond, or a surety bond in the amount of $50,000.

Forms Needed: One Time Auctioneer Application
One Time Auctioneer Application Instructions
Police Waiver
Auctioneer One Time Only Bond Statement
Consent to service (Out of State Only)

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Auctioneer Program
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6240
Email: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Auctioneer Program (Special Auctioneer)

Who Needs This License? Any one who was licensed as an auction company as of May, 1991.

Licensing Period: 07/01 to 06/30

Annual Fee: $200.00 biennially

Requirements: Must have been licensed as an auction company prior to May 1991 and continues to renew their license in a timely manner. No new applications or licenses are issued for this license type.

Effective July 1, 2005, Auctioneer licenses will be for a period of two years and the licensing fee goes to $200.00. If you have a last name that begins with "A" - "J" and "X" - "Z" your license will expire in odd numbered years. If you have a last name that begins with "K" - "W" your license will expire on even numbered years.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Auctioneer Program
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6240
Email: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Auctioneer Program (Auction Firm )

Who Needs This License? Anyone who provides auction services as defined in R.C. 4707.01 who is not otherwise licensed under Chapter 4707 of the Ohio Revised Code. An Auction Firm cannot sell real property at auction

Licensing Period: 07/01 to 06/31

Annual Fee: Annual

Renewal Fee is $100.00.

Firm Manager Exam Fee is $15.00

Requirements: Every applicant for an auction firm license shall furnish to the department, on forms provided by the department, satisfactory proof that the applicant:
A. Is in good standing with the secretary of state if the applicant is a corporation;
B. Is of trustworthy character;
C. Is registered with the secretary of state or a local authority, as applicable, to do business in this state;
D. Has complied with any other requirement that the director establishes in rules adopted under section 4707.19 of the Revised Code;
E. Has a general knowledge of the requirements of the Revised Code and the general principles regarding auctions, auctioneering, and auction management;
F. Has provided proof of financial responsibility in the amount of fifty thousand dollars in the form of a surety bond, an irrevocable letter of credit, or cashbond;
G. Employs a firm manager as required under division (D) of R.C. 4707.074.

Forms Needed: Auction Firm Application
Auction Firm Instructions
Police Waiver
Auction Firm Bond Statement
Consent to service (Out of State Only)

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Auctioneer Program
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6240
Email: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Auctioneer Program (Auctioneer: Corporation, Partnership, or Association )

Who Needs This License? Any corporation, general or limited partnership, or unincorporated association who holds itself out as an auctioneer or being able to provide auction services.

Licensing Period: 07/01 to 06/31

Annual Fee: The biennial license fee is $200.00

Biennial renewal fee is $200.00

Requirements: Every applicant shall provide proof of the following:
A. Is in good standing with the secretary of state if the applicant is a corporation;
B. Is of trustworthy character;
C. Has provided proof of finanicial responsibility as required in section 4707.11 of the Revised Code;
D. Is registered with the secretary of state or local authority, as applicable, to do business in this state;
E. Has complied with any other requirement that the director establishes in rules adopted under section 4707.19 of the Revised Code.

An application submitted under this section shall list the names of all of the owners, directors, partners, or members of the applicant, as applicable, and shall indicte those that have an auctioneer's license issued under section 4707.07 of the Revised Code.

The department shall not issue a license under this section unless one of the following applies, as applicable:
A. If the applicant is a general or limited partnership, not less than fifty percent of the general partners have a current license issued under 4707.07 of the Revised Code.
B. If the applicant is a corporation, not less than fifty percent of the directors and the president or chief executive have a current license issued under section 4707.07 of the Revised Code.
C. If the applicant is an unincorporated association, not less than fifty percent of the members have a current licensed issued under 4707.07 of the Revised Code.

Forms Needed: Application
Auctioneer: Corp Application Instructions
Supplemental Application
Bond Form
Police Waiver
Consent to service (Out of State Only)

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Auctioneer Program
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6240
Email: auctioneer@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Dairy (Milk Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Any person who purchases or receives milk from a producer for the purpose of bottling, packaging, selling, processing, jobbing, brokering, or distributing the milk except to where the milk is disposed of in the same container in which it is received, without removal from the container and without processing in any way except by refrigeration.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: Proof of financial responsibility through:
1. License Fee
2. A surety bond, or
3. Cash/negotiable securities through a trustee, or
4. A sworn financial statement.

Forms Needed: Milk Dealer Application
Proof of financial responsibility

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Dairy (Milk Hauler)

Who Needs This License? Any person who owns or leases a tank or conveyance used to transport raw milk, but does not include a producer who transports raw milk that the producer has produced

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Complete set of facility plans
3. An acceptable water sample result

NOTE: An acceptable facility inspection must be completed prior to beginning processing.

Forms Needed: Milk Hauler Application
Listing of trucks or conveyances

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Dairy (Milk Processor)

Who Needs This License? Any person who operates or controls a place, premises, or establishment, including governmental operations, where milk or milk products are collected, handled, controlled, processed, stored, pasteurized, processed, bottled, handled for manufacturing or prepared for distribution.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Complete set of facility plans
3. An acceptable water sample result

NOTE: An acceptable facility inspection must be completed prior to beginning processing.

Forms Needed: Milk Processor Application
Plant Plan Submittal Form
Acceptable Laboratory Water Sample Result

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Dairy (Milk Producer)

Who Needs This License? Any person located in Ohio who offers for sale milk from a cow or goat owned or controlled by the producer.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Complete set of facility plans
3. An acceptable water sample result

NOTE: An acceptable facility inspection must be completed prior to beginning processing.

Forms Needed: Milk Producer Application
Plan Submittal Form
Acceptable Laboratory Water Sample Result

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Dairy (Plan Submittal Forms)

Who Needs This License? Any person submitting an application for a Milk Producer License or any licensed milk producer proposing construction of a new or extensively altered facility.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: N/A

Requirements: Must be submitted and approved before work is begun.  This includes pipeline and bulk milk tank installation, replacement or repair.

Forms Needed: Plan Submittal Form
Plant Plan Submittal Form

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Dairy (Receiving Report)

Who Needs This License? Each Milk Processor must submit the report each month for the preceding month.

Licensing Period: Monthly Report.

Annual Fee: Varies

Requirements: Accurate report of the Dairy Products Received, or Utilized Per Month.

NOTE: The data is used to calculate and assess inspection fees

Forms Needed: Receiving Report

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Dairy (Weigher, Sampler or Tester)

Who Needs This License? Any person who, in order to determine volume, weight, or composition for the purpose of determining price, weighs, samples or tests milk at a dairy farm or milk or cream purchased from a milk producer.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Successful completion of a written weigher, sampler, tester exam.

Forms Needed: Weigher, Sampler, Tester Application

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Food Safety (Bakery)

Who Needs This License? Bakeries whose sales are predominately wholesale

Licensing Period: Valid through September 30

Annual Fee: $30 and up depending on output

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Food Safety (Home Bakery)

Who Needs This License? Home baking of potentially hazardous baked goods

Licensing Period: Valid through September 30

Annual Fee: $10

Requirements: No pets in the home and no carpet in the kitchen

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Food Safety (Frozen Food)

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of freezing a food product

Licensing Period: Valid through November 30

Annual Fee: $50

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Food Safety (Cannery)

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of operating a cannery

Licensing Period: Valid through June 30

Annual Fee: $200

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices, Thermally processed low acid foods in hermetically sealed containers and Processing acidified foods in hermetically sealed containers

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Food Safety (Bottling )

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of bottling soft drinks or water

Licensing Period: Valid through March 31

Annual Fee: $200

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices and Bottled Water

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Food Safety (Syrups and Extracts)

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm in the business of manufacturing syrups and extracts

Licensing Period: Valid through March 31

Annual Fee: $100

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Food Safety (Cold Storage)

Who Needs This License? Any person or firm operating a cold-storage warehouse for hire

Licensing Period: Valid through March 31

Annual Fee: $200

Requirements: Regulations regarding Good Manufacturing Practices

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Food Safety

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Food Safety
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6250
Email: foodsafety@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Livestock Environmental Permitting (Permit to Operate)

Who Needs This License? Any Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility

Licensing Period: 5 Years

Annual Fee: $1000.00

Requirements: 1. Completion of Application 2. Submittal of Fees 3. Review of Application by ODA-DLEP 4. Inspection of Facilities 5. Public comment period

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Livestock Environmental Permitting
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 387-0470
Fax: (614) 728-6335
Email: LEPP@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Livestock Environmental Permitting (Permit to Install)

Who Needs This License? Any Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility that plans to expand or construct

Licensing Period: One Time, Prior to any Construction of Facilities

Annual Fee: $2,250.00

Requirements: 1. Completion of Application 2. Submittal of Fees 3. Review of Application by ODA-DLEP 4. Inspection of Facilities 5. Public comment period

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Livestock Environmental Permitting
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 387-0470
Fax: (614) 728-6335
Email: LEPP@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Livestock Environmental Permitting (Certified Livestock Manager)

Who Needs This License? Any Major Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility or Any Manure Broker or Applicator handling more than 4500 Dry Tons of manure or 25 million gallons of liquid manure per year

Licensing Period: Renewable ever 3 years 10 hours of continuing education required

Annual Fee: $50.00

Requirements: 1. Completion of Training 2. Submission of Application 3. Submittal of Fees 4. Review of Credentials by ODA-DLEP

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Livestock Environmental Permitting
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 387-0470
Fax: (614) 728-6335
Email: LEPP@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Meat Inspection (Meat Inspection License for Fully Inspected Operators)

Who Needs This License? Red meat and poultry operators who meet the requirements set forth in ORC 918.

Licensing Period: Expires March 31st every year

Annual Fee: $100.00

Requirements: Written HACCP Checklist
Written SSOP Program
Written Blueprint Narrative

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Meat Inspection.

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Meat Inspection
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6260
Email: meat@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Meat Inspection (Meat Inspection License for Custom Operators)

Who Needs This License? Red meat and poultry operators who meet the requirements set forth in ORC 918.

Licensing Period: Expires March 31st every year

Annual Fee: $100.00

Requirements: Written SSOP program

Forms Needed: License application is supplied at time of inspection.
Renewals are sent via the Division of Meat Inspection.

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Meat Inspection
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6260
Email: meat@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Agricultural Additive)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who manufactures, distributes or labels any soil additives

Licensing Period: January through December
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00 per product

Requirements: Submit copies of labels and verification of research along with completed application & required fees

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Anhydrous Ammonia System)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who stores anhydrous ammonia in Ohio

Licensing Period: Permanent

Annual Fee: $0

Requirements: Submit a drawing of the plot plan along with completed application.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Apiary)

Who Needs This License? Any person keeping one or more honey bee colonies in an apiary.

Licensing Period: July through June
Annually

Annual Fee: $5.00 per location

Requirements: Complete application for registration annually and submit required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6373
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: Apiary@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Commercial Fertilizer)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling commercial fertilizer products in Ohio (products for agricultural use).

Licensing Period: December 1 through November 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $5.00

Requirements: Submit the completed application and required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Commodity Tester Certificate)

Who Needs This License? Any person providing and/or applying quality tests on agricultural commodities.  (Grain)

Licensing Period: 3-Year Certificate
(Expiration dates stagger by county of residence)

Annual Fee: $25.00

Requirements: Attend approved training course or successfully pass the written test administered by ODA.
New applicants must pass the written test before applying

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Feed)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling any feed product that is consumed by an animal in Ohio.

Licensing Period: Permanent Registration

Annual Fee: $0.00

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with the completed registration.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Grain Commodity Handler)

Who Needs This License? 1. Anyone whose annual purchases of agricultural commodities exceeds 30,000 bushels from producers, 100,000 bushels from licensed handlers or a combination that exceeds 100,000 bushels.
2. Anyone who operates a facility as a bailee for receiving, storing, shipping or conditioning of an agricultural commodity.
3. Anyone receiving commodities under a delayed price agreement.
4. Anyone offering marketing functions that exert control over the monetary proceeds of an agricultural commodity.

Licensing Period: Annual
(Expiration dates stagger according to headquarter county)

Annual Fee: $200.00 for the Main Location

- PLUS -
$100.00 for each Brand Location

- PLUS -
Exam Fees based on total capacity

Requirements: Submit application including the required fees.  Provide proof of insurance coverage on grain inventory.  Provide annual financial statement meeting requirements of ORC 926 prepared by an Independent CPA on a review or audit level.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Inoculant Applicator)

Who Needs This License? Any person applying legume inoculant.

Licensing Period: February 1 through January 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $5.00

Requirements: File Application

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Inoculant Producer)

Who Needs This License? Any person manufacturing or distributing legume inoculant or pre-inoculated seeds.

Licensing Period: June 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00 per brand

Requirements: File Application and Report Brands

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6416
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Lime)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling liming products in Ohio

Licensing Period: January 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with completed application & required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Commercial Applicator License)

Who Needs This License? Any individual who personally or by his/her agent owns or operates a pesticide business or who applies either general or restricted use pesticides to the property of another without direct supervision (formerly Custom Applicators and Custom Operators); applies restricted use pesticides to the property of his/her employer (formerly Limited Commercial; or applies either general or restricted use pesticides to Federal, State or Local public property (formerly Public Operators).  For further information see ORC 921.06.

Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $35.00
($17.50 Late Renewal Fee in addition to annual fee)

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee.  Pass the Core and Applicable Category Exams.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Non-Ag Blender)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who blends fertilizer for non-agricultural use (ie: golf courses, etc.)

Licensing Period: December 1 through November 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $100.00

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with completed application & required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Nursery Dealer License)

Who Needs This License? Any collector or dealer who sells or distributes nursery stock -- includes garden centers, chain stores, landscapers, etc.

Licensing Period: January 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $125.00 per location

Requirements: Application and fee submitted

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Nursery Inspection Certificate)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who produces & sells winter-hardy trees, shrubs, perennials or other nursery stock

Licensing Period: January 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $100.00 plus
$7.00 per non-intensive acre
$11.00 per intensive acre

Requirements: 1. Application submitted
2. Stock passes inspection by ODA for harmful insects and diseases
3. Payment of fee

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Pesticide Business License & Pesticide Business Location)

Who Needs This License? Any location that is used for the purpose of engaging in the business of applying pesticides to the property of another for hire.

Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $35.00 plus $35.00 for each location

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee.  Show proof of general liability insurance for pesticide usage.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Pesticide Dealer License)

Who Needs This License? Any person who distributes Restricted Use Pesticides

Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $35.00
($17.50 Late Renewal Fee in addition to annual fee)

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Pesticide Product Registration)

Who Needs This License? Any pesticide that is distributed within the State of Ohio

Licensing Period: July 1 throug June 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $150.00 each product
* If late, $50.00 late fee in addition to annual fee.

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee along with product label and MSDS sheets.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Phytosanitary Certification)

Who Needs This License? Interstate or international shippers of agricultural commodities, if certificate is required by importing state or country

Licensing Period: Per Certificate

Annual Fee: $25.00 licensed as a nursery or dealer (under section 927.53 of ORC)
$100.00 all others

Requirements: Call Plant Pest Control Section (614) 728-6400 or local inspector

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Pesticide Private Applicator)

Who Needs This License? Any individual who uses or directly supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer.

Licensing Period: April 1 through March 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $30.00 every three years

Requirements: Pass the Private Core and Applicable Private Category Exams

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Secondary Containment)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who stores over 5,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer in Ohio for more than 30 days

Licensing Period: Permanent

Annual Fee: $0

Requirements: Submit proposed drawing of dike area along with completed application.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Seed)

Who Needs This License? Any person who sells seed in the State of Ohio as specified in ORC 907.

Licensing Period: January 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $10.00

Requirements: Application, payment of fee, file semi-annual volume sales report and fees

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Solid Wood Packing Material Certificates)

Who Needs This License? Shippers of goods to China which are packed on solid conifer pallets or crates

Licensing Period: Per Certificate

Annual Fee: $20.00 per certificate starting 2004

Requirements: Call Plant Pest Control Section (614) 728-6400 or local inspector

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Specialty Fertilizer)

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling specialty fertilizer products in Ohio (products for non-agricultural use, ie: lawns/gardens, etc.)

Licensing Period: December 1 through November 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00 per product

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with the completed application & required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plant Health (Agricultural Inspection for Shipping Certification)

Who Needs This License? Inspections (i.e., field crops, fruit and other agricultural products)

Licensing Period: Per Inspection

Annual Fee: $65.00

Requirements: Call Plant Pest Control Section (614) 728-6400 or local inspector

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Weights and Measures (Registered Serviceperson)

Who Needs This License? Any person placing Weighing & Measuring Device(s) in service.

Licensing Period: Biennial

Annual Fee: $50.00 x 2 years

Requirements: Weighing & Measuring Equipment, Certification of Equipment Calibration and Report Form used by company.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Weights and Measures
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6290
Email: weights@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Weights and Measures (Registered Service Agency)

Who Needs This License? Company using a Weights & Measures Serviceperson to place Weighing & Measuring Devices in service.

Licensing Period: Biennial

Annual Fee: $100.00 x 2 years

Requirements: Proof of Registered Serviceperson, Weighing & Measuring Equipment, Certification of Equipment Calibration and Report Form used by company.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Weights and Measures
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6290
Email: weights@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Any licensed dealer with employee(s)

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $20 per employee

Requirements: Current dealers license

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Animal Health (Small Livestock Dealer)

Who Needs This License? Small dealer

Licensing Period: Annual (Expires March 31)

Annual Fee: $25

Requirements: Application

Forms Needed: Small Dealer Application 3100-014

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Fax:
Email: animal@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Livestock Environmental Permitting (Major Operational Change (MOC))

Who Needs This License? 1. For any change or addition of any manure storage or treatment faciltiy, or change in animal species or size, that is less than a 10 percent increase in design capacity.
2. For any additional manure volume generated that is less than 10 percent from the permitted design capacity including contaminated stormwater.
3. For additional or advanced treatment systems (sand spearators, solid spearators, screen presses, screw presses, and anaerobic digestors)
4. Changes to Insect and Rodent Control Plan

Licensing Period:

Annual Fee: $500

Requirements: 901:10-2-02; 901:10-2-04; and 901-10-2-08

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Livestock Environmental Permitting
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 387-0470
Fax: (614) 728-6335
Email: LEPP@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Livestock Environmental Permitting (Permit Transfer)

Who Needs This License? For all changes in ownership of a permit issued by Livestock Environmental Permitting

Licensing Period:

Annual Fee: $500

Requirements:

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Livestock Environmental Permitting
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 387-0470
Fax: (614) 728-6335
Email: LEPP@agri.ohio.gov