Jill Hall - Brown County Auditor


Until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the wellbeing of the public and our staff, the Auditor office will be limiting office access.  We will be working 7:30a to 4:00p, Monday through Friday.   We ask that if you MUST visit the office in person we request you wear a mask or face covering.  Our preferred contact is by Email or phone (Contact Us) rather than an on-sight visit.  Jill Hall - Brown Co. Auditor

Important Dates

1st Monday in May - Cigarette License Renewal
Vendor's License

Vendor's LicenseAnyone selling something in the state of Ohio needs a vendor’s license.  There is a onetime $25 fee for a vendor’s license and there is a fine by the state if you are caught without one.  You need a vendor’s license in order to pay sales tax to the state.  Examples of businesses needing a license: dog breeding for resale purposes, continuous garage sale, retail stores, food and goods sales at the fair and many other things.  If you have questions about the need for a license, please call the Auditor's office.  You may purchase all types of vendor’s licenses online at the Ohio Department of Taxation.  The auditor’s office can only sell a Brown county vendor’s license.  If you need a delivery, transient or service license, you will need to contact the State of Ohio.