Cigarette License

Cigarette License


Contact the Lucas County Auditor’s Office about Cigarette Licenses at 419-213-4406. 

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 at the State of Ohio Department of Taxation 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.  Visit Ohio Department of Taxation for a list of licensed cigarette manufacturers and wholesalers. 

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

Who is required to obtain a Retail Cigarette Dealers License? 


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

Where do I get a Retail Cigarette Dealers License? 


Retail Cigarette Dealer’s Licenses are purchased through the Lucas County Auditor’s Office.  

Application for Retail Cigarette Dealer’s License (PDF)

1. In Person at: 
Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor
One Government Center, Suite 770 
Toledo, OH 43604

2. By Mail: (Enclose Completed Application & Fee)
Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor
Attn: Cigarette License
One Government Center, Suite 770
Toledo, OH 43604


How much is a 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 purchased for a new business after the 4th Monday in May are eligible for a pro-rated fee.  Please call the Lucas County Auditor’s Office for more information regarding new retail licenses, pro-rated license fees and after deadline license fees. 

If you need a duplicate copy of your current Retail Cigarette Dealer’s License you may get a copy from the Lucas County Auditor’s Office in person or by mail for $5.00. 

Moving your Business to a New Location? 


If you move your business to another location within Lucas County, you may request a Transfer Location at the Lucas County Auditor’s Office for a $5.00 fee.  The original license is required at that time. 

If you move your business to another county, contact the county auditor in the new county to purchase a new Retail Cigarette Dealer’s License.