Cigarette License Information

Who is required to obtain a Cigarette Dealer’s License?

Anyone who sells or transports cigarettes within Jackson County must obtain a yearly Cigarette Dealer’s License. Beginning in 2010, only Retail Dealer’s Cigarette Licenses are available from the Jackson County Auditor’s Office. Wholesale Cigarette Dealer’s Licenses are only available from the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Licenses are to be renewed annually. Renewal forms will be mailed out at the beginning of May. The retail dealer only needs to fill out a brief registration form and pay the annual fee. Licenses are good for a one-year period that runs from the 4th Monday in May to the 4th Monday of May the next year. Once issued, the license number and the information about the business establishment are permanently filed in the county’s records. Retail licenses bought after the 3rd Monday in June are subject to pro-rating and can only be purchased at the office of the Jackson County Auditor. The retail license form is available online and can be mailed to the Jackson County Auditor’s Office at 226 E Main St, Suite 5, Jackson, Ohio 45640.

Where do I get a Cigarette License?

Retail Dealer’s Cigarette Licenses may only be purchased at the County Auditor’s Office or by mail. The application form is available below and can be printed out and sent to: Jackson County Auditor, 226 E Main St, Suite 5, Jackson, Ohio 45640 with the licensing fee of $125 per physical location.

Ohio Department of Taxation Cigarette Tax Forms

Fillable Cigarette License Application - updated 2024