Cigarette licenses should be purchased by the fourth Monday in May of each year. The cost for a retail cigarette license is $125.00. For a cigarette distributor who begins business after the fourth Monday in May, the cost of the license will be prorated.
The license does not authorize the licensee to engage in the business of trafficking cigarettes at any place in Ohio other than that specified by the County Auditor. One license is good for only one location.
Cigarette licenses must be displayed near the product being sold for easy inspection. If cigarettes are being sold in a place of business that does not have a license, or a vending machine does not have a license displayed, please contact the Ottawa County Auditor’s Office.
Applications are available for download here: CIG 40