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The state's chief regulatory agency. Assists businesses to operate lawfully so they can succeed as jobs-creators and we can safeguard Ohioans.

The Department of Commerce (COM) is a multi-functional regulatory agency that performs a wide array of regulatory duties. The Department is organized into eight operating divisions that (1) regulate state-chartered financial institutions; (2) provide plan review, construction site, and regulatory services to ensure the safety of systems such as elevators and boilers, and enforce Ohio's wage and hour laws; (3) control the manufacture, distribution, and sale of all alcoholic beverages in the state, and license medical marijuana cultivators, processors, and laboratories that test medical marijuana; (4) license individuals in the real estate industry and register foreign real estate property; (5) investigate the cause and origin of fires and explosions, analyze fire-related criminal evidence, train firefighters, and enforce the Ohio Fire Code; (6) supervise the Ohio securities market; (7) oversee the safekeeping and return of unclaimed funds; and (8) provide leadership, direction, and support to the operating divisions. 

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Department of Commerce

77 S. High St., 23rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
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Phone: (614) 466-3636
Ohio Relay Service: 711