Terms Used In Florida Statutes 604.18
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
Every dealer in agricultural products desiring to transact business within the state directly with a Florida producer, a producer’s agent or representative, or a negotiating broker shall, prior to transacting any business as such, file an application for such license with the department. The license shall be renewed annually on its anniversary date. The application shall be on a form furnished by the department and, together with such other information as the department shall require, shall state:
(1) The kind or kinds of agricultural products the applicant proposes to handle.
(2) The full name or title of the person, partnership, corporation, or other business entity and the name and mailing address of each owner, partner, officer, or managing agent.
(3) The names of buyers or other local agents of the applicant, if any.
(4) The cities and towns within which places of business of the applicant will be located, together with the street or mailing address of each.
(5) The federal employer’s identification number of the applicant, if any.
(6) The primary mailing address and physical address for each place of business. A dealer in agricultural products must have on file with the department the address of the dealer’s primary place of business prior to engaging in business as a dealer in agricultural products in this state. Prior to changing the address of the primary place of business, the dealer must notify the department of the address of the new primary place of business. All documents relating to the provisions of ss. 604.15–604.34 and chapter 120 shall be served to the last address of record; to a corporation’s registered agent or the registered agent’s substitute; in the absence of a registered agent, to an owner, officer, partner, employee, or managing agent of the business entity; or as designated by the applicant in the applicant’s application.
(7) The dollar amount of business done by a renewal applicant with Florida producers and their agents or representatives during the month in which the maximum dollar amount of agricultural products was purchased or handled as a dealer in agricultural products or the dollar amount of business estimated to be done by a first-time applicant with Florida producers and their agents or representatives during the month in which the estimated maximum dollar amount of agricultural products will be purchased or handled as a dealer in agricultural products.