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Limited Authority Licenses for Business Entities

Any business entity (corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, general partnerships) conducting the business of insurance in Ohio, must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Insurance.

The Department issues limited authority licenses to Business Entities for the following lines of insurance:

  • Credit insurance products
  • Crop
  • Funeral Expense 
  • Portable Electronics (Use the specific Portable Electronics application
  • Rental car
  • Self-Service Storage (Use the specific Self-Service Storage application)
  • Travel insurance

The business entity must have at least one Ohio licensed insurance agent on the corporate structure that will be responsible for the business entities compliance with Ohio’s insurance laws.













Renewal - Storage Application (Coming Soon)



Any self-service storage facility offering or selling self-service storage insurance on or before March 23, 2015 that wishes to continue offering or selling self-service storage insurance shall apply for a license on or before June 7, 2015. 


If the required applications or attachments are omitted or incomplete, the application will not be processed and will be returned to the business entity at the address on the application. 

An appointment is not required at time of application, but is required in order to sell, solicit, or negotiate policies/information for a company.

Mail any necessary documents to:

Ohio Department of Insurance
License Division – Corporation Section
50 W. Town Street
Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Business Entity Frequently Asked Questions


Related Links

Ohio Administrative Code - Chapter 3901-5-09
Ohio Revised Code - Chapter 3905

For more information, please contact the License Division Corporation Section of the Ohio Department of Insurance at 614-644-2665.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
John Kasich, Governor | Mary Taylor, Lt. Governor / Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578