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Licensing Information

The Lucas County Auditor issues licenses for dogs, vendors and cigarettes.

Kennel licenses are purchased with 
Lucas County Canine Care and Control.

Vendor's License

Call 419.213.4340 regarding Lucas County Vendor's Licenses.

Every Ohio retailer (vendor) and certain service providers making taxable retail sales must obtain a vendor’s license, collect the proper amount of sales tax, file tax returns with payment of the tax collected, and maintain complete records of transactions.

Application for Vendor's License to Make Taxable Sales

You can obtain a copy of a vendor's license at the Auditor's Office for $5.00.

Who is Required to obtain a Vendor's License?

All Vendors selling a taxable product are required to get a vendors license.  Vendor's licenses are used to collect state sales tax. There are two types of vendor's licenses: County and Transient.

  • County Vendor's License is required for selling taxable goods or services at a fixed location of business.
  • Transient Vendor's License is for the sale of goods at various shows and markets throughout the State of Ohio.

Please see the FAQ section to decide which license is necessary for your business.

Use the Vendor's Application link above to fill out the application to either bring or mail it to our office. The cost is a one-time $25.00 fee as long as you are doing taxable sales and your business stays within the county. 

If you move your business to another county, contact the county auditor in the new county to purchase another Vendor's License. 


Transient vendor's licenses are also $25.00 but they are issued by the State of Ohio, Department of Taxation. They are available online or by calling (888) 405-4089. To file online, you may visit their website at State of Ohio Department of Taxation Sales & Use Tax Department

To apply in person, walk-in assistance is available at:
Taxpayer Services Division
4485 Northland Ridge Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43229



Where do I get a Vendor's License?

The county vendor's license, for businesses located at a fixed location within Lucas County can be obtained at the office of:

Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez
Attn: Vendor's License
One Government Center, Suite 770
Toledo, OH 43604

The Lucas County Auditor's Office can be reached regarding County Vendor's Licenses at (419) 213-4340.

Transient vendor's licenses are $25.00 and are issued by the State of Ohio Department of Taxation. They are available online or by calling (888) 405-4089. To file online visit the State of Ohio Department of Taxation Sales & Use Tax Department

To apply in person, walk-in assistance is available at:
Taxpayer Services Division
4485 Northland Ridge Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43229

Retail Cigarette Dealer's License
Contact the Lucas County Auditor's Office about Cigarette Licenses at (419) 213-4340.

COMING SOON  - E-file link to renew Cigarette Licensing.
LINK UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Please continue to read for 2017 - 2018 Retail Cigarette License Renewal.

Application for Retail Cigarette Dealer's License

Who is required to obtain a Retail Cigarette Dealer's License?

Anyone who sells or transports cigarettes within Lucas County must obtain a yearly Retail Cigarette Dealer's License.

Licenses must be renewed annually and are good for one-year from the 4th Monday in May to the 4th Monday of May the following year. The cost of renewal is $125.00 per location. New retail licenses bought for a new business after the 4th Monday in May are eligible for a pro-rated fee.

If you are transferring an existing retail cigarette dealer’s license to another location within Lucas County, you can only do so at the Auditor's Office for a $5.00 fee. The original license is required at that time.

Where do I get a Retail Cigarette Dealer’s License?

Retail Cigarette Dealer's Licenses are purchased through the Lucas County Auditor's Office. Your completed application and the application fee may be walked into our office or mailed to:

Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez
Attn: Cigarette License
One Government Center, Suite 770
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Wholesale Dealer's Cigarette Licenses must be purchased from the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Important Notice: Ohio passed legislation that prohibits the sale of cigarettes in Ohio that have not been approved by the Attorney General's Office. A list of brands legal for sale in Ohio may be found via the State of Ohio Department of Taxation Cigarette web page.

It is illegal to possess any brand not listed on this site for sale in Ohio. Also, it is unlawful to purchase tobacco products from an unlicensed manufacturer or importer.

A list of licensed cigarette manufacturers is also located at this link.
http://www.tax.ohio.gov/excise/cigarettes/licensed_cigarette_wholesalers_manufacturers.aspx
 


Dog Licensing
Visit our Dog Licensing web page for information about obtaining a dog license.

In order to serve as a dog license agent, please review the vendor requirements and the online agent agreement.