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Subject 40-30-2 LICENSING

Rule 40-30-2-.01 Eligibility

Every dealer in agricultural products as defined herein, prior to transacting business within the State of Georgia, shall come under the provisions of the Act by complying with the provisions of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. Upon such compliance, any person may be issued a license to operate as Dealer in Agricultural Products, as provided in such license, unless such license is refused by the Commissioner as provided in O.C.G.A. § 2-9-7.

Rule 40-30-2-.02 Requirements

(1) To qualify for a Dealer in Agricultural Products license, each applicant must submit or provide:
(a) the complete application for a Dealer in Agricultural Products license on a form furnished by the Commissioner which shall state:
(i) The kind or kinds of agricultural products the applicant proposes to handle;
(ii) The full name or title of the applicant or, if the applicant is an association or partnership, the name of each member of such association or partnership or, if the applicant is a corporation, the name of each officer of the corporation;
(iii) The names of the local agent or agents of the applicant, if any; and
(iv) The municipalities within which places of business of the applicant will be located, together with the street or mailing address of each such place of business.
(b) a dealer in agricultural products bond, the requirements of which are provided in the Act and rules and regulations thereunder;
(c) an affidavit executed by the licensee, proposed licensee, or chief executive officer if the licensee or proposed licensee is a business, certifying under penalties of perjury that the dealer in agricultural products bond accurately reflects the amount equal to the maximum amount of products purchased from or sold for Georgia producers or estimated to be purchased or sold in any month by the applicant or licensee; and
(d) an annual licensing fee.
(2) All Dealer in Agricultural Products licenses must be renewed annually. Applications for the annual renewal of license and annual licensing fees must be submitted to the Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the license's expiration each year.
(3) For license renewal, proof of existence and amount of the surety bond held by the licensee must be submitted annually to the Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the license's expiration each year.

Rule 40-30-2-.03 Fees

(1) An annual licensing fee shall be required before a Dealer in Agricultural Products license is issued or renewed.
(2) The license fee for a dealer in agricultural products shall be based upon the amount of the agricultural dealer's surety bond furnished by each dealer pursuant to the requirements of the Act and rules and regulations thereunder as follows:
(a) For bonds in the amount of $10,000.00 to $90,000.00, the license fee is $50;
(b) For bonds in the amount of $90,000.01 to $230,000.00, the license fee is $75; and
(c) For bonds in the amount of $230,000.01 to $500,000.00, the license fee is $100.