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Resident Agent

An Ohio registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in Ohio. The Ohio company must name a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on its initial state paperwork. An Ohio registered agent must have a physical location in Ohio and be present at that address during normal business hours.

All Ohio Insurance Licenses Require Renewal

Those issued a Managing General Agent, Public Insurance Adjuster, Public Insurance Adjuster Agent, Reinsurance Intermediary, Surety Bail Bond, Surplus Lines, Third Party Administrator or Viatical Settlement Broker license are required to renew their license(s) on an annual basis. Agents and business entities who hold a Major Lines, Limited Line, Title, or Title Marketing Representative license are required to renew their license(s) every two years.

At least 30 days prior to a license holder’s license expiration date, the department will send a courtesy reminder to the license holder’s mailing address. Regardless of the reminder notice being received, all license holders are responsible for renewing their license(s) by their license expiration date. 

  • Read instructions on completing a license renewal application.
  • To view your licensing record and verify your license expiration date, we encourage you to utilize the department’s Agent/Agency Locator.

Information Regarding Specific Ohio Insurance License Types: