Operational Licenses for State, County and City
Various licenses and permits may be needed to operate your
business in Ohio in addition to registering with ODT.
Depending on the type of business you are starting, certain
licenses and permits will need to be obtained from the State
of Ohio and also from the local county or city.
For example, if you are starting a cosmetology business you
may be required to register with the Ohio Board of
Cosmetology. If you are starting a restaurant, you may need to
contact and register with the local Health Department.
If your business will have employees, it is important to
contact both the Ohio Bureau of Workers’
Compensation and Unemployment
Compensation ( through Ohio Department of Jobs and
Family Services) to determine if it is required to register with
Bureau of Workers’
Phone: 1-800- OHIOBWC (800-644-6292
Fax: 1-877-520-OHIO (6446)
Ohio Department of
Jobs and Family Services Unemployment Compensation
Telephone: (614) 466-2319
Please visit www.business.ohio.gov/licensing/
for a complete list of licenses and permits for different