§ 603A.09  Insurance; Signs; Notification
   (a)   Any person who holds a personal possession permit under this chapter shall obtain a policy of liability insurance or surety bond written by an insurer or a surety authorized to conduct business in the state of Ohio, in an amount not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00), to cover damage or injury to persons or property caused by the exotic animal and shall maintain such coverage during the entire term of the personal possession permit. Each applicant for a personal possession shall submit to the Commissioner of Assessments and Licenses as part of the application a certificate of liability insurance, or proof of a surety bond, that complies with this section.
   (b)   No person who owns, possesses or keeps an exotic animal or animals shall fail to have posted and displayed at each possible entrance onto the premises where the animal or animals are kept a conspicuous sign that contains at least the words “permit issued under C.O. Section 603A.05" and a phone number at which the permittee may be contacted twenty-four (24) hours a day. The exact content and size of the sign shall be prescribed by the Commissioner of Assessments and Licenses
   (c)   No person who owns, possesses or keeps an exotic animal shall fail to immediately contact the Division of Police in the event that the exotic animal escapes or is for any reason at large. The possessor is liable for all expenses associated with efforts to recapture the exotic animal.
(Ord. No. 536-01. Passed 6-3-02, eff. 6-10-02)