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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 their 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 are required to be renewed. 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, Portable Electronics, 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. 

Information Regarding Specific Ohio Insurance License Types:

Additional Information:
  • ​ODI Education Vendor Contact Information:
    7941 Corporate Drive
    Nottingham, MD 2136

    Continuing Education - Education Providers Only:
    800-735-7977 (fax)

Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
Mike DeWine, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578