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Divisions & Programs

The Ohio Department of Commerce is the state’s chief regulatory agency. We protect people, property, and assets through our work with businesses. 

The agency has seven divisions:  Financial Institutions, Industrial Compliance, Liquor Control, Real Estate & Professional Licensing, Securities, State Fire Marshal, and Unclaimed Funds.  We also are home to three significant programs: Manufactured Homes, Medical Marijuana Control, and Video Service Authorization. 

Commerce is not funded through the state’s General Revenue Fund, we are self-supported through fees.  Our agency issues nearly 600,000 licenses, permits, registrations and certifications each year in various professions, industries, and commercial enterprises.