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Companies and individuals under the following statutes apply for and maintain licensure with Ohio via the NMLS.

  • Ohio Check Cashing Act
  • Ohio Consumer Installment Loan Act
  • Ohio Credit Services Organization Act
  • Ohio General Loan Law
  • Ohio Precious Metals Dealer Act
  • Ohio Premium Finance Act
  • Ohio Residential Mortgage Lending Act
  • Ohio Short-Term Loan Act
  • Ohio Small Loan Act

Pawnbrokers licensed with Ohio DFI may choose to create an account with NMLS. 

NMLS for applicants

  • Getting Started links provide all information for individuals and companies to create an account on the NMLS, start the application, and submit all documents to apply for a license.
  • Ohio Checklists provide all requirements for the documents that must be submitted with a New Application.
  • Mortgage Loan Originator Temporary Authority to Operate

NMLS for current licensees

NMLS Consumer Access

Consumer Access is the public online licensee look-up portal, a free service for consumers to confirm that the financial-services company or professional with whom they wish to conduct business is authorized to conduct business in their state.