On this webpage we’ll quickly run through the online registration process for those wishing to create their Ohio Business Central (OBC) account. In the state of Ohio, the government has created an e-filing option for a few business types, effectively allowing them to submit all information deemed necessary by the Secretary of State when registering a business online. If you are creating a new, Ohio business, this is certainly the preferred filing method and we encourage you to take the 30 seconds out of your day to sign-up for an account. You can find the details of what’s required below.

How to Register

Step 1- You must first navigate to this webpage in order to access the window displayed below. Once there, you will be able to click on the Create Profile link on the right.


Step 2- The information that they require of you is fairly limited. You will need to fill all of the fields presented before clicking Create Profile to continue (requisite data listed below).

  • User name
  • Password
  • Confirm password
  • Full name
  • Company, law firm, filing entity (if applicable)
  • Full address
  • Phone number
  • Cell number


Step 3- On this final page, if you’ve submitted all your information correctly, you will be able to print off your login credentials for your own records. Click on Continue to Filing to gain access to your portal’s homepage. That’s all there is to it!


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