2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 4. Animals
§4-30.6. Requirements for licensure.

4 OK Stat § 4-30.6 (2014) What's This?

A. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry shall issue an animal shelter or commercial pet breeder license to each applicant who:

1. Meets the requirements of the Commercial Pet Breeders and Animal Shelter Licensing Act;

2. Applies to the Department on the form prescribed by the Department; and

3. Pays the required fee.

B. An animal shelter operator or commercial pet breeder shall obtain a separate license for each facility where animals are kept. A separate license shall be issued for each facility, regardless of the number of animals at each facility.

C. If a single facility is shared by more than one person, each person shall be required to become individually licensed if:

1. For commercial pet breeders, eleven or more intact females used for breeding are housed at the facility; or

2. For animal shelter operators, ten or more cats and dogs are maintained at the facility.

D. A license issued under the Commercial Pet Breeders and Animal Shelter Licensing Act is valid until July 1 for a commercial pet breeder and January 1 for an animal shelter operator in each calendar year and is nontransferable.

E. The nonrefundable animal shelter license and renewal fee shall be the same as the fee for a commercial pet breeder with eleven to twenty intact female animals.

Added by Laws 2012, c. 302, § 6, eff. July 1, 2012. Amended by Laws 2013, c. 289, § 6; Laws 2014, c. 14, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014.

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