Ohio Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General Ohio Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Ohio construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Ohio. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Ohio. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Ohio Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Ohio today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Ohio. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Ohio, and across the US.


Ohio Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


Ohio Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


Ohio Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


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.

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