Every Ohio retailer (vendor) must obtain a vendor’s license. Regular vendor’s licenses are obtained at the County Auditor’s office. Delivery, Transient and service vendor’s licenses are obtained at the Ohio Department of Taxation.

A regular vendor’s license is issued to vendors with a fixed place of business and is only good for one location. The application fee is $25.00. There is no renewal fee.

A Transient Vendor’s License is issued by the Department of Taxation to vendors who transport stocks of goods to temporary places of business or exhibits in a county where they have no fixed place of business in order to make sales.

A new license is required if you incorporate or add or change a partner. If you change your trade name or d.b.a., a new license is not required. A vendor’s license is canceled by completing line 10 on the final return indicating the last day of business.

Vendor's License

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