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License Section

Department of Public Safety
750 Piedmont Road - South Entrance
Columbus, OH 43224
Office : (614) 645-8366
Fax : (614) 645-8912
Office Hours:
Weekdays 8:00AM - 3:30PM

The mission of the License Section it to administer and enforce all laws, rules and regulations relating to licensing requirements for various types of businesses, charitable solicitations and users of alarm systems.

Below is a complete list of licenses that the License Section issues. Each section contains the following:
     - a link to the applicable Columbus City Code;
     - any application(s) that is required to obtain the license; and
     - any rules and regulations that may apply to the specific section of the code.

Alarm Systems, Dealers, User - 3 Items

Arcades - 1 Item

Bicycle Registration - 1 Item

Billiard Rooms - 1 Item

Shows, Circuses and Carnivals - 1 Item

Charitable Solicitations - 1 Item

Closing-Out Sales; Distressed Merchandise Sales - 1 Item

Commercial Sales - 2 Items

Community Markets on Public Property - 1 Item

Community Noise - 1 Item

Dangerous Ordnance - 1 Item

Massage and Bath Establishments - 1 Item

Parades, Processions and Other Moving Assemblages - 1 Item

Mobile Food Vending - 3 Items

Scrap Metal Dealers - 1 Item

Vehicle for Hire - 9 Items