(1) Each state bank and state trust company shall pay to the office examination fees and assessments as follows:
(a) A semiannual fee of $2,500; and
(b) A semiannual assessment, each in such amount as may be determined by the commission, by rule, but not exceeding 15 cents for each $1,000 of total assets as shown on the statement of condition of the bank or trust company as of the last business day in June and the last business day in December in each year. In its determination, the commission may consider examination fees and application fees received from banks and trust companies in setting the semiannual assessment for purposes of meeting the cost of regulation of banks and trust companies subject to this chapter.
(2) Applications filed with the office shall be accompanied by payment of the following nonrefundable fees:
(a) Fifteen thousand dollars for each application for authority to organize a new state bank or state trust company.
(b) Two thousand five hundred dollars for each application by an existing bank or association for trust powers.
(c) Seven thousand five hundred dollars for each application for authority to acquire a controlling interest in a state bank or state trust company; however, if more than one bank or trust company is being acquired in any such application, the fee shall be increased by $3,500 for each additional bank or trust company. However, in no event shall the fee exceed $15,000.
(d) Seven thousand five hundred dollars for each application for conversion of a national bank to a state bank.
(e) One thousand five hundred dollars for each application to establish a branch by any other state bank or state trust company that does not qualify for the branch notification process.
(f) One thousand five hundred dollars for each application for authority to establish a trust service office of a state trust company or of a trust department of a state bank or association, and a like amount for each application by a bank or association with trust powers which is not a state bank or state association for authority to establish a trust service office at a state bank, state association, or state credit union.
(g) Seven thousand five hundred dollars for each application for a merger or consolidation; however, if three or more banks or trust companies are involved in any such application, the fee shall be $3,500 for each involved institution. However, in no event shall the fee exceed $15,000.
(h) Two thousand five hundred dollars to establish a successor institution.
(i) Seven hundred fifty dollars for each application by a state bank or trust company not operating in a safe and sound manner for relocation of its main office.
(j) Two thousand five hundred dollars for each application for the purchase of assets and the assumption of liabilities.
(3) If, as a result of any application filed with the office, the office determines that an examination is necessary to assess the financial condition of any financial institution, the applying financial institution shall pay to the office a nonrefundable examination fee, pursuant to s. 655.045(1).
(4) Any individual or entity other than a financial institution chartered in this state must pay to the office $25 for each “certificate of good standing” certifying that a state-chartered financial institution is licensed to conduct business in this state under the financial institutions codes. All such requests shall be in writing. The office shall waive this fee when the request is by a state or federal regulatory agency or law enforcement agency.
(5) The amounts of all fees and assessments provided for in this section shall be deemed to be maximum amounts; and the commission has the authority to establish, by rule, and from time to time to change, fees and assessments in amounts less than the maximum amounts stated in this section.
History.—s. 1, ch. 28016, 1953; s. 1, ch. 63-182; s. 1, ch. 67-381; ss. 12, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 70-263; ss. 1, 2, ch. 73-69; s. 1, ch. 73-119; s. 2, ch. 75-162; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 76-177; s. 2, ch. 77-157; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 96, 151, 152, ch. 80-260; s. 457, ch. 81-259; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 19, 46, ch. 82-214; s. 2, ch. 83-129; s. 2, ch. 84-42; ss. 39, 58, ch. 85-82; s. 2, ch. 87-191; s. 5, ch. 90-197; s. 1, ch. 91-307; ss. 1, 135, ch. 92-303; s. 14, ch. 93-111; s. 2, ch. 94-203; s. 13, ch. 96-168; s. 12, ch. 97-30; s. 17, ch. 2001-243; s. 1795, ch. 2003-261; s. 20, ch. 2004-340; s. 103, ch. 2004-390.