Cost to apply: $125
Renewal: Existing businesses must obtain their new license in May of each year.
Anyone who wishes to engage in the wholesale or retail business of trafficking in cigarettes in the state of Ohio must have a license to do so. (Ohio Revised Code 5743.15)
Cigarette licenses are obtained at the County Auditor’s office.
The license does not authorize the licensee to engage in the business of trafficking in cigarettes at any place of business in this state other than that specified by the Auditor. (One license is good for one location)
Any person who employs the use of a motor vehicle to convey a supply of cigarettes from place to place for the purpose of offering such cigarettes for sale must obtain a license for each vehicle in each county in which any vehicle is used.
In the event that a business is moved from one location to another, or the business is sold, or an individual or partnership incorporates his own business, or a partnership or corporation is dissolved, the cigarette license which has been issued to a dealer prior to the occurrence of any such event may not be used.
A cigarette dealer’s license may be transferred to a person other than that to whom it was issued, or for a place of business in the same county other than that for which it has been issued, by filing an application with the County Auditor and payment of a one dollar fee to the County Treasurer.
Cigarette licenses are to be displayed near the product being sold for easy inspection.
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