Government Resources · Licensing

Auto, Boat, and Hunting

Boats - Ohio Registration and Titling
Explanation of watercraft licensing requirements with downloadable application form.
Ohio Deputy Registrar Locations
Contact information for Hamilton County auto licensing bureaus (for license plates and auto title transfers).
Ohio Driver’s License Examination Stations
Directory of driving examination stations in Ohio with locations, telephone, and days open.
Ohio Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Fees, rules and regulations issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Business

1st Stop Business Connection
Information on the state’s center to help business owners obtain required permits.
Hamilton County Vendors Licenses
Information on licenses required of all vendors operating in Hamilton County, issued by the Auditor’s Office.
Ohio Secretary of State Business Services Queries
Business name registration and corporate filings for Ohio.

Health and Medical

Ohio Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Ohio Board of Dietetics
Ohio Board of Nursing
Ohio Dental Board
Ohio Pharmacy Board
Ohio Respiratory Care Board
Ohio State Board of Optometry
Ohio State Board of Psychology
Ohio State Medical Board
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board

Occupational

Accountancy Board of Ohio
Ohio Board of Cosmetology
Ohio Board of Examiners of Architects
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Private Investigator/Security Guard
Private investigator and security guard registry for Ohio.
Ohio Division of Financial Institutions
Licenses banks, credit unions, savings & loans, mortgage brokers, check cashing services, money transmitters, pawn brokers, and precious metals dealers.
Ohio Engineers and Surveyors Board
Ohio Industrial Compliance Division
Licenses for boiler contractors and operators, elevators, furniture upholstery, travel and tour agencies, construction and building trades (heating, AC, electric, plumbing, and refrigeration).
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainers Board
Ohio Real Estate and Professional Licensing Division
Licenses for real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, auctioneers, private investigators, security guards, and cemetery operators.
Ohio State Barber Board
Ohio State Fire Marshal
Licenses for fire protection equipment, firework exhibitors, motels and hotels, and underground storage tanks.

Miscellaneous

Building Permits - Cincinnati
Procedures for obtaining a permit for new construction and major residential alterations and repair in Cincinnati through the Department of Buildings and Inspections.
Building Permits - Hamilton County
Information on permits issued for construction in unincorporated parts of the county and in certain municipalities, licensed by the county’s Building Inspections Department.
Civil Aviation Registry – Federal Aviation Administration
Information on more than 350,000 registered aircrafts, including those owned by individuals, businesses and the government.
Dog Licenses - Hamilton County
Information on obtaining dog licenses in Hamilton county, as required by Ohio state law.
Notary Public Commission - Hamilton County
Information on requirements and testing schedule for obtaining a notary public commission through the Hamilton County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts.
Ohio Attorney General – Conceal Carry
Laws that affect how, when and where you can carry your firearm, information about properly using the handgun, and applications for temporary and standard licenses.
Public Records Database Collection
Links to public record database organized by state and by topic.