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Lake County, Ohio - Auditor

Vendor Licenses

    Lake County, Ohio Auditor - Vendor Licenses

    How to Make Application for Vendor's License to Make Taxable Sales

    You may come into the Auditor's Office to purchase a license, send through the mail, or may purchase online through the Ohio Business Gateway's website.  County Vendor License Forms are the ST1 and are available online at

    Edward H. Zupancic, Auditor 
    Personal Property Department 
    105 Main St 
    Painesville, OH 44077

    1. All regular vendor license's are $25.00
    2. All Checks are to be made out to the Lake County Treasurer
    3. Estimate of monthly sales tax liability
    4. Duplicate copies of applications are required
    5. Date started to sell retail

    For Corporations The Following Information is Required

    1. Name Of Corporation
    2. Trade Name
    3. Type of Business
    4. Tax Mailing Address
    5. Corporation charter number
    6. Officer of corporation must sign name and title
    7. Federal Identification Number, If applied for and not yet received, the Social security number of the president of the corporation
    8. Name, home address of the President, Vice President & Secretary/Treasurer of the corporation
    9. Home Office address of the corporation
    10. Business address in Lake CountyOhio

    Vendors License For Sole Owner & Partnerships

    1. Name (or names) of person and/or persons involved in the business
    2. Business address in Lake County
    3. Type of business
    4. Trade Name
    5. Business phone number
    6. Mailing address of business
    7. Home addresses or address of all parties involved
    8. Social Security Number(s) of all persons involved in business
    9. Name and address of previous owner of business vendor license

    Any questions - please call the Lake County Auditor at
    (440) 350-2536

    For more in formation on Vendors License's and to download a copy of Ohio Tax Guide's visit

    Ohio Department of Taxation