Business License

Business License

Required for a business that applies to the property of another for hire, or solicits and takes orders to apply pesticides. Also required for a business that conducts wood-destroying insect diagnostic inspections in a contemplated real estate transaction.

  1. Send application form to ODA with $35 fee. Click here for a business application form.
  2. A business license requires proof of liability insurance. See the business application form for the amounts. No testing is required for a business license
  3. A business must have at least one person in the company with a Commercial Applicator License.

There are four different types of business licenses:

Business license - ($35) License application for a business that applies pesticides to the property of another for hire, or solicits and takes orders to apply pesticides, or conducts diagnostic inspections for wood-destroying insects (WDI) in a contemplated real estate transaction.

Solicitation business license - ($35) License application for a company that solicits only to obtain business. This license type is prohibited from making pesticide applications. A solicitation company contracts with a licensed pesticide business in Ohio to perform applications.

Pesticide registered location - ($35) License application for any additional location or branch of a business operating in Ohio with the same name of a Pesticide Business that already has a pesticide business license in the state of Ohio.

Pesticide dealer - ($35) License application for a person or facility who distributes or sells restricted-use products to licensed commercial or private applicators.