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. The recently enacted budget bill, Am.Sub. H.B. 33 of the 135th Ohio General Assembly, changed the renewal dates for cigarette licenses effective October 3, 2023. The new annual application or renewal date for cigarette licenses is June 1st each year.  Any existing cigarette license that is active on the effective date of the amendment will not expire on May 27, 2024, and will remain effective until June 1, 2024.

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