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Auctioneer Licensing is Now Digital


The Auctioneer Program has switched to digital license applications and renewals.  All license maintenance and requests will now be performed online.  You will need to create an account in eLicensing so that you have access to your licensing information.  Please see the provided videos for assistance and  follow the steps to create an account.  After successfully registering, you will be directed to your online user Dashboard page. From the Dashboard, you can apply for a license, renew a license, manage your profile, submit service requests (e.g., address changes, license verifications, wall certificate, etc.) and access pay cart.


If you are a new applicant, you will navigate to the new e-License Home Page at:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I DON’T HAVE A LICENSE” button.
  • Follow the prompts to enter your information to create your account and select the type of license you are seeking.  You will need to upload documents such as police background check, bond information, and if applicable, proof of auction school or proof of licensure in a reciprocal state.  Please see the provided videos for assistance.


If you are already a licensee, you will navigate to the new e-License Home Page at: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.


Enter the information below to authenticate your account in the system (if any of your information requires updating, this can be completed after initial account registration):

  • Security Code: «Applicant_Security_Code»  which was sent to you in an email or mailed to your mailing address.
  • Email:«Applicant_Email»

Note: You will be prompted to enter your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and to create/confirm a unique password.


Renewal applications will no longer be automatically mailed, you will receive an email when it is time renew.  If you do not participate in the eLicensing portal, you are responsible for contacting the Auctioneer Program after May 1st of the renewal year to request a paper renewal application.  The $3.50 processing fee will still apply regardless of whether you renew online or via paper.


Technical assistance is available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET for registration, logging in, and web site navigation by calling (855) 405–5514. Please note that help desk representatives cannot answer questions about licensing. Questions regarding licensing, account registration, and account management can be directed to the Auctioneer Program at (614) 728-6350.

Watch the Department of Administrative Service's "How To" video below.