Ohio Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Ohio licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Ohio-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Ohio State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Ohio that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Accountancy Board of
  • Architects Board
  • Attorney General
  • Board of Landscape Architects
  • Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
  • Department of Commerce - Construction Industry Licensing Board
  • Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Job and Family Services - Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations
  • Department of Taxation
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Asbestos Program
  • Private Investigator Security Guard Services
  • Secretary of State
  • Public Utilities Commission of
  • State of Board of Pharmacy

Ohio Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Ohio that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Adams County
  • Allen County
  • Ashland County
  • Ashtabula County
  • Athens County
  • Auglaize County
  • Belmont County
  • Brown County
  • Butler County
  • Carroll County
  • Champaign County
  • Clark County
  • Clermont County
  • Clinton County
  • Columbiana County
  • Coshocton County
  • Crawford County
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Darke County
  • Defiance County
  • Delaware County
  • Erie County
  • Fairfield County
  • Fayette County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Gallia County
  • Geauga County
  • Greene County
  • Guernsey County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hardin County
  • Harrison County
  • Henry County
  • Highland County
  • Hocking County
  • Holmes County
  • Huron County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • Lawrence County
  • Licking County
  • Logan County
  • Lorain County
  • Lucas County
  • Madison County
  • Mahoning County
  • Marion County
  • Medina County
  • Meigs County
  • Mercer County
  • Miami County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Morrow County
  • Muskingum County
  • Noble County
  • Ottawa County
  • Paulding County
  • Perry County
  • Pickaway County
  • Pike County
  • Portage County
  • Preble County
  • Putnam County
  • Richland County
  • Ross County
  • Sandusky County
  • Scioto County
  • Seneca County
  • Shelby County
  • Stark County
  • Summit County
  • Trumbull County
  • Tuscarawas County
  • Union County
  • Van Wert County
  • Vinton County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Williams County
  • Wood County
  • Wyandot County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Ada
  • Akron
  • Albany
  • Alexandria
  • Alger
  • Alliance
  • Amanda
  • Amelia
  • Amherst
  • Andover
  • Anna
  • Ansonia
  • Apple Creek
  • Arcadia
  • Arcanum
  • Archbold
  • Arlington
  • Ashland
  • Ashley
  • Ashtabula
  • Ashville
  • Athens
  • Attica
  • Aurora
  • Austinburg
  • Austintown
  • Avon
  • Avon Lake
  • Bainbridge
  • Bainbridge
  • Baltimore
  • Barberton
  • Barlow
  • Barnesville
  • Bascom
  • Batavia
  • Bath
  • Bay Village
  • Beach City
  • Beachwood
  • Beaver
  • Beavercreek
  • Beckett Ridge
  • Bedford
  • Bellaire
  • Bellbrook
  • Bellefontaine
  • Bellevue
  • Bellville
  • Beloit
  • Belpre
  • Bentonville
  • Berea
  • Berlin
  • Berlin Center
  • Berlin Heights
  • Bethel
  • Bettsville
  • Beverly
  • Bexley
  • Blacklick
  • Blaine
  • Blanchester
  • Bloomdale
  • Blue Ash
  • Bluffton
  • Boardman
  • Bolivar
  • Botkins
  • Bowerston
  • Bowling Green
  • Bradford
  • Brecksville
  • Bremen
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgetown North
  • Bristolville
  • Broadview Heights
  • Brook Park
  • Brookfield
  • Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Brookville
  • Brunswick
  • Bryan
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Bucyrus
  • Burbank
  • Burton
  • Byesville
  • Cadiz
  • Calcutta
  • Caldwell
  • Cambridge
  • Camden
  • Campbell
  • Canal Fulton
  • Canal Winchester
  • Canfield
  • Canton
  • Cardington
  • Carey
  • Carroll
  • Carrollton
  • Casstown
  • Castalia
  • Cedarville
  • Celina
  • Centerburg
  • Centerville
  • Chagrin Falls
  • Chardon
  • Chesapeake
  • Cheshire
  • Chester
  • Chesterland
  • Chesterville
  • Chillicothe
  • Cincinnati
  • Circleville
  • Clarksville
  • Clay Center
  • Clayton
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Cleves
  • Clinton
  • Clyde
  • Coalton
  • Coldwater
  • Collinsville
  • Columbia Station
  • Columbiana
  • Columbus
  • Columbus Grove
  • Conesville
  • Conneaut
  • Conover
  • Continental
  • Corning
  • Cortland
  • Coshocton
  • Covington
  • Crestline
  • Creston
  • Crooksville
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Cuyahoga Heights
  • Dalton
  • Danville
  • Dayton
  • De Graff
  • Defiance
  • Delaware
  • Delhi
  • Delphos
  • Delta
  • Dennison
  • Dent
  • Derwent
  • Dexter City
  • Diamond
  • Dola
  • Dover
  • Doylestown
  • Dresden
  • Dry Run
  • Dublin
  • Duncan Falls
  • Dundee
  • Dunkirk
  • East Cleveland
  • East Liberty
  • East Liverpool
  • East Palestine
  • East Sparta
  • Eastlake
  • Eaton
  • Edgerton
  • Edon
  • Elmore
  • Elyria
  • Englewood
  • Enon
  • Etna
  • Euclid
  • Evansport
  • Evendale
  • Fairborn
  • Fairfield
  • Fairlawn
  • Fairview
  • Fairview Park
  • Fayette
  • Fayetteville
  • Felicity
  • Findlay
  • Finneytown
  • Fletcher
  • Forest
  • Forest Park
  • Fort Jennings
  • Fort Loramie
  • Fostoria
  • Frankfort
  • Franklin
  • Fredericktown
  • Fremont
  • Gahanna
  • Galena
  • Galion
  • Gallipolis
  • Galloway
  • Gambier
  • Garfield Heights
  • Garrettsville
  • Gates Mills
  • Geneva
  • Georgetown
  • Germantown
  • Gettysburg
  • Gibsonburg
  • Girard
  • Glandorf
  • Gnadenhutten
  • Goshen
  • Grafton
  • Grand Rapids
  • Grandview
  • Granville
  • Gratis
  • Green
  • Greenfield
  • Greenville
  • Greenwich
  • Grove City
  • Groveport
  • Hamilton
  • Hamler
  • Hammondsville
  • Hannibal
  • Hanoverton
  • Harrison
  • Hartville
  • Hayesville
  • Heath
  • Hebron
  • Helena
  • Hicksville
  • Highland Heights
  • Hilliard
  • Hillsboro
  • Hiram
  • Holgate
  • Holland
  • Hollansburg
  • Homer
  • Homerville
  • Hopedale
  • Houston
  • Howard
  • Howland Center
  • Hubbard
  • Huber Heights
  • Hudson
  • Huron
  • Independence
  • Indian Hill
  • Irondale
  • Ironton
  • Irwin
  • Jackson
  • Jackson Center
  • Jamestown
  • Jefferson
  • Jeromesville
  • Johnstown
  • Kalida
  • Kent
  • Kenton
  • Kenwood
  • Kettering
  • Kidron
  • Killbuck
  • Kings Mills
  • Kingsville
  • Kinsman
  • Kirtland
  • LaGrange
  • Lakemore
  • Lakeside Marblehead
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Landen
  • Laurelville
  • Leavittsburg
  • Lebanon
  • Lees Creek
  • Leesburg
  • Leetonia
  • Leipsic
  • Lewis Center
  • Lewisburg
  • Lewistown
  • Lexington
  • Liberty Center
  • Lima
  • Lincoln Village
  • Lisbon
  • Lithopolis
  • Lockbourne
  • Lodi
  • Logan
  • London
  • Lorain
  • Lordstown
  • Loudonville
  • Louisville
  • Loveland
  • Lowellville
  • Lucas
  • Lucasville
  • Lynchburg
  • Lyndhurst
  • Macedonia
  • Madeira
  • Madison
  • Maineville
  • Malinta
  • Malvern
  • Mansfield
  • Mantua
  • Maple Heights
  • Marathon
  • Mariemont
  • Marietta
  • Marion
  • Martins Ferry
  • Marysville
  • Mason
  • Massillon
  • Maumee
  • Maximo
  • Mayfield
  • Mayfield Heights
  • McArthur
  • McComb
  • McConnelsville
  • McDermott
  • McDonald
  • McGuffey
  • Mechanicsburg
  • Medina
  • Mendon
  • Mentor
  • Metamora
  • Miamisburg
  • Miamitown
  • Miamiville
  • Middleburg
  • Middleburg Heights
  • Middlefield
  • Middletown
  • Milan
  • Milford
  • Milford Center
  • Millbury
  • Millersburg
  • Millersport
  • Mineral City
  • Mineral Ridge
  • Minerva
  • Minford
  • Minster
  • Monroe
  • Monroeville
  • Montgomery
  • Montpelier
  • Montrose-Ghent
  • Moraine
  • Moreland Hills
  • Morristown
  • Morrow
  • Mount Blanchard
  • Mount Carmel
  • Mount Gilead
  • Mount Healthy
  • Mount Hope
  • Mount Orab
  • Mount Perry
  • Mount Repose
  • Mount Sterling
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mount Victory
  • Munroe Falls
  • Napoleon
  • Nelsonville
  • New Albany
  • New Bremen
  • New Carlisle
  • New Concord
  • New Franklin
  • New Knoxville
  • New Lebanon
  • New Lexington
  • New London
  • New Madison
  • New Middletown
  • New Philadelphia
  • New Richmond
  • New Riegel
  • New Rumley
  • New Springfield
  • New Straitsville
  • New Vienna
  • New Washington
  • New Waterford
  • Newark
  • Newbury
  • Newcomerstown
  • Newton Falls
  • Newtonsville
  • Niles
  • North Baltimore
  • North Bloomfield
  • North Canton
  • North Fairfield
  • North Jackson
  • North Kingsville
  • North Lewisburg
  • North Lima
  • North Olmsted
  • North Ridgeville
  • North Robinson
  • North Royalton
  • Northfield
  • Northgate
  • Northwood
  • Norton
  • Norwalk
  • Norwood
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  • Olde West Chester
  • Olmsted Falls
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  • Orrville
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  • Owensville
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  • Patriot
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  • Peninsula
  • Pepper Pike
  • Perry
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  • Perrysville
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  • Philo
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  • Pierpont
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  • Plain City
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  • Poland
  • Pomeroy
  • Port Clinton
  • Portage
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  • Portsmouth
  • Powell
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  • Proctorville
  • Prospect
  • Put-in-Bay
  • Ravenna
  • Rawson
  • Raymond
  • Reading
  • Reedsville
  • Reno
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Richfield
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  • Richwood
  • Ridgeville Corners
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  • Ripley
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  • Rock Creek
  • Rockbridge
  • Rockford
  • Rocky River
  • Rogers
  • Rome
  • Rootstown
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  • Ross
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  • Saint Marys
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  • Salem
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  • Scott
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  • Shadyside
  • Shaker Heights
  • Shandon
  • Sharon Center
  • Sharonville
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  • Shelby
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  • Solon
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  • South Webster
  • Southington
  • Sparta
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  • Spring Valley
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  • Springfield
  • Stafford
  • Steubenville
  • Stewart
  • Stockdale
  • Stony Ridge
  • Stow
  • Streetsboro
  • Strongsville
  • Struthers
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  • Sugarcreek
  • Summit Station
  • Summitville
  • Sunbury
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  • Xenia
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  • Zanesville
  • Zoar
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