Vendor License

Vendor’s License


Contact the Lucas County Auditor’s Office at 419-213-4406 or State of Ohio, Department of Taxation at 1-888-405-4039 with questions regarding County or Transient Vendor’s License.

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. 

Who is required to obtain a Vendor’s License? 


All Vendors selling a taxable product are required to get a vendors license.  Vendor’s license 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. 

Where do I get a Vendor’s License? 


  • County Vendor’s License
        Application for Vendor’s License to Make Taxable Sales (PDF)

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

2. By Mail: (Enclose Completed Application & $25.00 Fee)
Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor
Attn: Vendor’s License 
One Government Center, Suite 770 
Toledo, OH 43604

3. Online at: 
http://gateway.ohio.gov

  • Transient Vendor’s License 
Application for Transient Vendor’s License to Make Taxable Sales (PDF)

1. In Person at: 
Taxpayer Services Division 
4485 Northland Ridge Blvd. 
Columbus, OH 43229

2. By Mail: (Enclose Completed Application & $25.00 Fee)
Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 182215
Columbus, OH 43218

3. Online at:
http://gateway.ohio.gov

How much is a Vendor’s License? 



A County Vendor’s License is a one-time $25.00 fee.  It will not expire as long as you are making taxable sales each month. 

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

A Transient Vendor’s License is a one-time $25.00 fee. 

Moving your Business to a New Location?



If you move your business to another location within Lucas County, you may request a Transfer Location Vendor’s License 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 Vendor’s License.