Ohio requires new permit for dangerous wildlife possession


Put into effect on September 25, 2012, Ohio SB 310 requires any citizen who wishes to own dangerous wildlife as a pet to hold a permit. As defined in the bill, wildlife includes venomous snakes, monkeys, alligators, lion, rhinos, hippopotamuses, etc. As per the requirement of the permit, a financial document must be issued guaranteeing that a dangerous pet owner will pay for damages should the animal harm another human. A surety bond will satisfy this financial document requirement.

In Sec. 935.05 of SB 310, the surety requirement reads:

“(b) A surety bond, which shall be executed by a surety company authorized to do business in this state that covers claims for injury or damage to persons or property caused by a dangerous wild animal possessed by the applicant or any resulting claims against the state. The bond shall be in a form approved by the director of agriculture.”

If you need a surety bond in Ohio or any other state, contact SuretyBonds.com online 24/7 or by phone at 1 (800) 308-4358 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST. You’ll be connected with an expert surety specialist who will walk you through each step of the bonding process.

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Jon Gottschalk
Jon Gottschalk is the Senior Marketing Director for Suretybonds.com and regularly blogs at the Surety Bond Insider to keep consumers informed on new legislation and updates in the commercial surety industry. He is also a licensed property & casualty insurance producer in Missouri.