Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2017-09-01

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Business Regulation

Origin Date

1911 by 32nd Leg., R.S. (ch 76, p. 132)


Fees for each person before practicing as a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or equine dental provider in amounts set by the Board, sufficient to cover administration. The Board may not set a fee for an amount less than the amount of that fee on September 1, 1993. Late renewal before 90 days is renewal fee equal to 1-1/2 times renewal fee set by the board. 90 days - 1 year is renewal fee two times renewal fee set by the board. If expired one year or more, must reapply.

Administrative penalty up to $5,000 for each violation per day (collected under Revenue Object 3770). Civil penalty is $1,000 for each day of violation (collected under Revenue Object 3717).

Initial license or registration fee increased by $5 and renewal by $1 effective September 1, 2003.

Due Date

Annually or two years.


Originally deposited to the Veterinary Fund Account (0035), abolished August 31, 1995 per § 403.094, Government Code.

Temporary fee increase for fiscal 1988 and 1989 of $110 expired (see Revenue Code 3187).

Rates amended by S.B. 232, 67th Leg., R.S. effective September 1, 1981.

Amended by S.B. 1497, 70th Leg. R.S.

H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S. increased exam and renewal fees by $200. This $200 fee increase was deleted by S.B. 623, 73rd Leg., R.S. $200 fee increase was then added by H.B. 1620 74th Leg., R.S. Originally the $200 increase was distributed, 25% to Foundation School Account (0193) and 75% to General Revenue. Dedication abolished 8-31-95 per § 403.094, Government Code.

Codified by H.B. 3155, 76th Leg., R.S.

$5 and $1 fee increase added by H.B. 2985, 78th Leg., R.S. Amended by S.B. 407, 79th leg., R.S.

H.B. 414, 82nd Leg., R.S. added equine dental provider licenses.

Amended by S.B. 1312, 83rd Leg., R.S. to add fees for veterinary technicians.

H.B. 7, 84th Leg., R.S. repealed $200 fee increase created by H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

Due date amended by S.B. 319, 85th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 18
Receipt Category 03 – Business Regulation
Receipt Type 10 – Business/Professional Fees
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A