Business License Applications

801 Plum Street, Room 202, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone (513)352-3224 Fax (513)352-6984
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

License Type Application Municipal Code Docs Cost
Admission Tax View Code $50
Amusement Games Distributor View Code $75 + $75/game owned
Amusement Games Exhibitor View Code $15/location + $10/game displayed
Antique Dealer View Code $175
Appliance Dealers View Code $75/store or location
Ball Grounds View Code Contact Treasury Dept
Billiards and Pool View Code $175 first table $73 each addt’l table
Cabaret View Code See Fee Schedule
Carrousels View Code Contact Treasury Dept
Chauffeur* View Code $40 initial
$22 renewal
Circus View Code $25 per 100 seats/day
Dance Hall (Adult) View Code See Fee Schedule
Dance Hall (Teen Dance) View Code See Fee Schedule
Distress Merchandise Sales View Code See Fee Schedule
Escort Service View Code Contact Treasury Dept.
Game Arcade View Code $75
Health*
(Food Establishment/Service Operator)
  Contact Health Dept.
513-564-1751
Junk, Scrap, Second Hand View Code See Fee Schedule
Massage Establishment View Code See Fee Schedule
Massage Practitioner View Code See Fee Schedule
Market Rents (Downtown Vending)* View Code Contact Community Development
(513)352-6146
Motor Vehicle Salvage* View Code $600 initial
$400 renewal
Parking Garage and Lot* View Code Contact Public Vehicles
513-352-3708
Peddler View Code $150
Private Police Officer* View Code $250 initial
$120 renewal
Public Vehicle* (Taxicab, Limo,
Ambulance, Animal-Drawn Carriage)
View Code See Fee Schedule
Rooming House View Code $75 + $15/room
$250 maximum
Rummage Sale (Churches) View Code $7
Second Hand Auto Dealer View Code $150
Sexually Oriented Business/Employee View Code Contact Treasury Dept
Skating Rink View Code See Fee Schedule
Theater View Code See Fee Schedule
Ticket Seller View Code $200/quarter
$400/year
Vendor* View Code http://www.hamiltoncountyauditor.org

* Treasury does not initiate the licensing process for these licenses.