Cigarette Licensing

The Butler County Auditor’s Office is responsible for the issuance of Retail Cigarette Licenses.  

You must have a Butler County Vendor’s License in order to have a Retail Cigarette License. The cost of the Retail Cigarette License is $125 annually and the licenses run from May to May each year.

Retail Cigarette Dealer's License Application Form
Retail Cigarette License Proration Chart

The cost of the Wholesale Cigarette License is $1,000 annually but wholesale licenses can only be purchased directly from the Ohio Department of Taxation. More information can be found on the department's Web site at :

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequent Questions about Cigarette Licenses Answered, Ohio Dept. of Taxation


Butler County Auditor
130 High Street
Hamilton, OH  45011

Map Location


Board of Commissioners

Office Hours
8 AM - 5 PM Mon. - Fri.

Conveyance Desk
closes daily at 4 PM

Phone: 513-887-3154