Vendor's License

Regular Vendor's License:

Issued by the County Auditor to vendors with a fixed place of business within the county. Vendors must have a vendor's license for each sales location. Click here for an application: Vendor's License Application

Application Fee: $25.00

Any change in the sales location (i.e. moving from one town to another, moving to another location in town, moving to a new location within a shopping center) covered by a regular county vendor's license requires the vendor to file for a change of address with the Ohio Department of Taxation, as long as the location remains in the same county.

Transient Vendor's License:

Issued by the Department of Taxation to vendors who transport stocks of goods to temporary places of business in order to make sales (i.e. Flea markets, bazaars). A Transient vendor's license is valid in all 88 Counties of Ohio.

Applications for transient vendor's licenses issued by the Department of taxation are available at their website: http://tax.ohio.gov/, or by calling 800-282-1782. Or click here for a Transient Vendor application: Transient Vendor's License Application

Application Fee: $25.00

Every Ohio retailer (vendor) making taxable retail sales must obtain a vendor's license, collect sales tax, file tax returns with payments of tax collected and maintain complete records of transactions. Ohio Revised Code: Chapter 5739

Vendor's licenses are not transferable. Any change in ownership (sole proprietor to partnership, partnership to corporation, corporation to sole proprietor, partnership to sole proprietor) requires a new license.

Any questions regarding the filing of sales tax returns should be directed to the Department of Taxation at 1-800-282-1782.

For More Information:

Ohio Business Gateway - https://ohiobusinessgateway.ohio.gov/