Vendor’s License

Vendors are entrusted with the responsibility of collecting sales tax on retail sales and certain services and then reporting and paying them to the State of Ohio in a timely manner.

County Auditor offices are licensing agencies for regular county vendor’s licenses. Applications for service and transient licenses can also be obtained there. Vendor’s licenses cost $25 and no longer need to be renewed annually.


The links listed below will redirect you to the Ohio Department of Taxation's website for Vendors License Forms:

Each person with a fixed place of business in Ohio from which taxable sales are made. Vendors must have one license for each fixed place of business. License is issued by the County Auditor. Licenses can also be obtained online through http://business.ohio.gov.

Retailer who transports stock(s) of goods to temporary places of business in order to make sales. The license is issued by the Department of Taxation and valid throughout the state. This application must be mailed to the Ohio Department of Taxation. It cannot be accepted at the County Auditor's Office.

For forms and more information, visit the web site at http://business.ohio.gov or call General Business Line, 1-888-405-4039; Forms Request Line, 1-800-282-1782; Registration Line, 1-888-405-4089; Fax, 1-614-728-9905.